Situated at the top of the picturesque Franschhoek valley with spectacular mountain views, Holden Manz Wine Estate lies nestled amongst a selection of wine farms. This 22 hectare winery can be found between the Franschhoek and Stony Brook rivers and features lovely fertile, dark loam soils, a Mediterranean climate and a state-of-the-art winery. The recent addition of 50 kW of solar panels has significantly reduced energy consumption – a big step in their ongoing commitment to sustainable production practices.
Holden Manz Good Sport 2019
Holden Manz Good Sport is strictly speaking a Cape Vintage although it posesses many of the attributes of an LBV Ruby Port. Single estate syrah-based port style while is unusal in itself. Ruby red; intense explosion of berries, stewed rhubarb, candied fruit, hints of cassis on the nose. Smooth, soft entry on the palate with sweet fruits, a whiff of Sauterne, fynbos honeyed nougat and pleasant acidity. Rich and warm with long length and finish. Pair with a chocolate fondant desert, local cheeses or chilled with grilled figs, melted blue cheese and parma ham.
The berries for the Holden Manz Good Sport were chosen from a single block manicured to produce 6 tonnes per hectare. The grapes were left on the vine for two weeks after the rest of the syrah was picked to allow the sugars to concentrate. After 3 day of cold soak at 5°C, alcoholic fermentation was started. The wine was pressed directly to tank and fortified with brandy spirits to stop the natural fermenattion process and retain the natural sugar level then transferred from tank to 5 year old 500 litre French oak barrels and matured for 19 months before bottling and sealing by hand.
- Reference #:
- 20 ABV
- Bottles per Case
- 6 bottles
- Shiraz / Syrah
What do I pay for delivery?
Orders under £150 are charged an initial £9.95 incl. VAT.
Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
Orders under £190 are charged an initial £12.00 incl.
All stock bought from Bond will be charged at delivery cost as quoted by the bond. As this varies dependent on the location of the wines and ultimate destination this will be quoted to you at the point of billing for VAT and duty.
And can we change order.
Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specifically requested to do so).
A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a further email and/or text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.
If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively, you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.
A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.
We use Mailsafe packaging and double walled cardboard boxes for secure shipping of all bottles. Clear labelling marked FRAGILE is applied and all our despatches.
UK mainland deliveries are overnight from confirmation of despatch with the exception of the following postcodes where deliveries are made on a 2 to 5 day service from despatch :
IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41