The Pas de Nom Range of wines is a tribute to Japie Bronn, the farm manager at Beau Constantia, who has dedicated his life to vineyards and wine production. Originally from the Robertson district honing his skills in viticulture, Japie has been developing vineyards around Constantia and Cape Point for just over 35 years. He is a silent legend in the wine industry, too often taking refuge from the limelight behind his extensive beard.
This is the maiden vintage of the Pas de Nom Red and was made from grapes grown on Beau Constantia. This is a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot matured in 100% new 500 litre French oak barrels for 17 months where after the wine was blended and lightly filtered prior to bottling.
Alcohol: 14.5 % vol
Residual sugar: 2.4 g/L
VA: 0.6 g/L
Total Acid: 5.8 g/L
The wine is bright dark crimson with a russet rim. Notes of red cherry, cedar wood and floral perfume on the nose, which follow through beautifully to a rich and textured palate that is balanced by a refreshing minerality.
This elegant wine is full and vibrant with round, juicy tannins that lend to a soft, supple mouthfeel and a long finish. Drink 2013 to 2017.