Le Phant Rouge, Elephant Hill

Product Description

Le Phant is a classic red blend of Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The grapes were harvested by hand and carefully de-stemmed to an open top cuve and fermented over a twelve day period, then gently pressed to new oak puncheons. Slow malolactic fermentation in barrel and minimal intervention with 12 months in 20% new oak has resulted in a concentrated yet elegant Le Phant blend.

The nose displays Cassis, black doris plum and hints of blackberry, it is rich and ripe with earthy tobacco undertones and a pleasant lifted cabernet character. The aroma continues onto the palate with strong plum, cinnamon and smoky notes. With silky tannins and a long finish this wine can be enjoyed now or for the next 5 years.