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Idiom ‘C’ Cape Blend 2016

Idiom ‘C’ Cape Blend 2016


A velvety, opulent wine made with the Cape’s own grape Pinotage blended with noble varieties. Rich and intriguing aromas and flavours with exploding layers of red fruits and notes of hazelnut, dark chocolate and oatmeal. Soft tannins, dark red fruit and a long finish are hallmarks of this win.


SKU: IDO-001
Alcohol Volume: 14%
Sugar G/L: 3
Winery: Idiom
Type of wine: Cape Blend, Red Wine
Cultivar: Other Red Wines
Food Pairing: Meat

More Information

In the cellar

All the different grapes went through 5 days of cold maceration, whereafter they were fermented in stainless steel tanks at optimal temperatures of between 22-28°C. Hereafter, malolactic fermentation took place on wood staves in stainless steel tanks. The wines were then matured separately for 10 months in 45% new 225L French and American oak, before being blended and left to marry for a further 2-4 months.

In the vineyard

At the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains, soils in the vineyard are composed of granite/Tukulu (decomposed granite) and Table Mountain Sandstone. The vines are kept under drip irrigation with vertical shoot position trellising.


This wine can benefit from cellaring and can be aged for a further 10 years from vintage.


Pinotage (47%), Cabernet Sauvignon (26%), Cabernet Franc (11%), Shiraz (11%), Merlot (5%)

Food Pairing

This wine pairs well with all steak, venison, other grilled or barbecued meats.

Awards and Recognition

Double Gold - Gilbert Gaillard Awards 2021

About the Wine Estate

Idiom is an award-winning wine estate in the heart of the Helderberg range. This southernmost part of the Stellenbosch wine region provides the backdrop and the perfect climatic conditions for the incredible range of Idiom wines. A celebration of terroir, unusual varietals and masterful blends, Idiom is so-called because it is home to the Cape expression of so many European classics. The Cape Idiom, if you will.

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