Oldenburg Vineyards is situated in a hanging valley with an elevation ranging from 300m to 410m, which creates a naturally cooler site. The mountain amphitheater that surrounds it plays an important role in bringing cooler air into the vineyards after sunset as cool air from the mountaintops, circa 1600m falls into our valley. This situation lends itself to a wider diurnal range (day/night temperature differential), which contributes to grape complexity.
Cultivars: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
The Oldenburg Vineyards Rhodium 2012 has a radiant, carmine colour. Blackcurrants, herbs and aromatic wood smoke mark the nose. This is followed in the mouth by ripe raspberries and caramel giving the wine a great finesse. The tannins are already accessible making the wine smooth and fleshy. It is multi-faceted and complex and should become even more rewarding when aged.
This would suit a hearty meal like a homemade lasagne perfectly.