Circle of Life Red is neither defined by grape varietals, nor indeed a specific block within the vineyard, but instead encapsulates the myriad soils, aspects, altitudes and grape varieties found on this windswept, biodynamic farm. Grapes are hand-harvested and brought to the cellar by horses for hand-sorting. No fining, just a light filtration. No additions other than sulphur. Vegan friendly, biodynamic wine. The final blend is made up of Syrah, Petit Verdot and Merlot. 111 barrels made.
A harmoniously integrated blend with great length that combines the spiciness of the Syrah, the fresh fruits of the Petit Verdot and the juiciness from the Merlot. The beginning is fresh and fruity with good acidity, evolving into riper flavours and herbaceous notes, with elegant tannins and light acids in the finish. It is a wine whose flavours become more complex if the wine is allowed to aerate for a while and that will also increase in complexity with age.
Waterkloof achieved Biodiversity Champion status in 2008 which complements and integrates many key principles of biodynamic farming they have since converted the vineyard to these practices and in 2012 full certification was complete.