2015 Holden Manz Big G, Franschhoek, South Africa

Alluring aromas of black cherries, dark and red plums, a subtle herbaceousness, nuances of pine needle, blueberry and spearmint backed with hints of cedar wood and pencil shavings.


Located in the top, southern-most corner of the Franschhoek Valley, in the embrace of its spectacular mountains, the 22 hectare Holden Manz Wine Estate is situated between the Franschhoek River and Stony Brook at 300 meters above sea level. An exclusive grower of red grapes, the Estate only cultivates its top 16 hectares under vineyards, notably Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot. Long, cold and wet winters allow the vines to rest well, while hot dry summers and a gentle autumn allows for slow ripening. Featuring a rich and diverse terroir influenced by its unique natural surroundings, with 3 different soil types and a marked seasonal climate, the estate’s vineyards are perfectly suited to our intention – the production of ultra-premium wines made for the discerning wine connoisseur.


Grape(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Farming Sustainable