The Bonfire Hill Extreme Vineyards Red is cross regional blend by winemaker Trizanne Barnard. She blends 72% Shiraz , 18% Malbec and 10% Cinsault from ‘Extreme’ vineyards. The vineyards are The Drift Estate in Overberg Highlands, where it is very cold in Winter and cool in Summer; from vineyards perched perilously on the slopes of Akkedisberg, pounded by wind, which are slow growing and have low yields, and from The Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards, where it is very hot and arid.
An intriguing, inviting blend of red summer fruits, floral note, warm spice and just a hint of toasty oak on the nose. The palate is rich and broad with ripe berry fruits, white pepper, spice and leather.