The Aycorn Shoppe
Spotted Hound 2018 Red Blend
This daring, exotic blend consists of Grenache Noir (24%); Mourvedre (65%); and Pinot Noir (11%). The Grenache Noir is grown as bush vines in the Agter-Paarl region. The Mourvedre grapes are also grown in the Agter-Paarl,and are harvested by hand to ensure perfect ripe fruit with optimal tannin structure. The Pinot Noir grapes are grown in the cooler Elgin region, where they have a slower maturation and develop an elegant aroma profile, while retaining acidity. A period of eight months in second- and third-use barrels adds a layer of spice to the blend.