The name Idun came naturally, as she is the Norse goddess of eternal life, fertility and apples. Idun brings the hope of new beginnings and the chance to create something to cherish today and for generations to come.
A voluptuous and stunning red from Elgin on South Africa's Western Cape. The valley is a quick one-hour drive from Cape Town, and is surrounded by lush forests, orchards and flora, The valley’s wines are truly something else, made from grapes that ripen slowly because of Elgin’s fertile soil, elevation (350 m above sea level) and cool Mediterranean climate. The result is world-famous ‘cool climate’ wines that are delicate, elegant and age beautifully due to their higher acidity.
The name of the wine is a translation of Eternal Night which is due to it's sensuality and dark colour.
Grapes were picked from 3 different vineyard sites and the thick skinned Syrah has given the wine amazing colour with a savoury bouquet of black olive, spicy fruit and white pepper. Flavours of
berry fruits with fine ripe tannins solidify the wines elegance and allow it to age gracefully.
A perfectly choreographed blend of 48% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec. Grown in Elgin, the coolest wine region in South Africa these grapes have freshness, flavour and balance. The soils are a mix of sandstone, clay and cobble, all situated 300 m above sea level. Yields are low and the flavour concentration intense.
The wines were matured for 17 months (30% new french oak) before being assembled.
Seductively fruity with vanilla and cigar box notes. Complex but elegant with fresh cool climate acidity. A velvety finish of juicy plums and fruit cake and long
lingering finish. This wonderful blend will drink youthfully but will further improve. It can be cellared comfortably up to 10 years.