Red Sea is the flagship of the Formentera range of wines.
Made from the finest tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, it is a well rounded, sweet wine that has hints of strawberry, plum and vanilla aromas, which are even stronger on the palatte.
It pairs well with goat, lamb and beef. The sweet fruity nature of this wine can also add a burst of flavour to white meats too.
The grapes were sourced from top-performing vineyards situated in the Darling and Cape Town districts, both cool climate winegrowing areas with the benefit of slower ripening of the grapes to achieve greater flavour intensity. The vines are grown in granite soils with good water-holding capacity, resulting in grapes with a higher natural acidity, adding to the freshness and longevity of the wine. Open vineyard canopies bring about greater sunlight penetration of the grape bunches, contributing to a well-balanced acidity, in turn contributing to better tannin structure and fruit expression as well as deeper colour intensity.
Colour Garnet red.
Bouquet Attractive aromas of rich cherry and berry fruits with subtle fennel, liquorice and cigar box.
Palate Black cherry and ample hedgerow fruits that vie with tobacco leaf, cigar box and cedar adding a savoury nuance, along with spice highlights. Rich, smooth, supple and elegantly poised.