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 practises.
Holden Manz Visionaire 2014
Intense dark red; nose of red berry, mulberry, white pepper, fynbos and violets. Smooth elegant palate with spicy, slightly grippy finish. Red and black fruits dominate. Multiple components show off own unique characters while combining to produce an experience greater than the parts. Pair with 30 day air dried fillet steak with a pepper sauce!
The Visionaire is produced using grapes exclusively from Franschhoek. A fantastic take on a spicy Bordeaux style blend, Visionaire consists of 35% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 11% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot. The individual wines were matured separately for 18 months in 225 litre French oak barrels of which 20% were new with the remainder 2nd and 3rd fill. The blend was compiled and allowed to continue barrel maturation for a further 6 months.