This wine pairs well with a wide range of foods, particularly red meats, poultry and rosemary infused dishes. Best served at room temperature.
Colour: Garnet with a ruby rim.
Nose: Aromas of mint and pencil shavings, cigar box and dark cherries.
Palate: A mix of new world fruitiness and old world elegance. The aroma is followed by cassis and red currant fruit flavours on the palate. Ends with silky tannins and a long finish.
Grape Varieties: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 3% Cinsault, 1% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc.
Aging: 12 months in new 225L American oak barrels.
History of MAN Wines
MAN Wines – Marie, Anette & Nicky – Real People, Real Wine.
MAN Family Wines began as a small family business with a focus on quality and value. It all started as a simple idea – to make a wine that we’d love to buy.
We wanted quality wine that offered excellent value and great packaging. Not exactly an epiphany, perhaps, but enough to motivate us into action. Of course, first we had to come up with a name.
To keep peace in the families, we took our wives’ initials (we each have one wife) — that is how we explained to Marie, Anette and Nicky that we were going to be “busy” most weekends. “It’s for you!” we told them. And mostly it’s true.
We are José Conde and brothers Tyrrel and Philip Myburgh. We started making wine together in 2001. We’re further supported by a group of dedicated grape growers from the Agter-Paarl region. From our first 300 cases made in a tractor shed, we have grown to producing over 250 000 cases per year and exporting to 25 countries. Our biggest selling wines are our chenin blanc and cabernet sauvignon, but our area is also well known for shiraz and pinotage. And we think our other wines are pretty good, too.