COUNTRY/REGION: South Africa/Stellenbosch.
GRAPES: 100% Shiraz.
A dark brooding wine on both the bouquet and palate. The depth of flavour is astounding and the dark plums on the mid-palate give way to a long finish with the slightest hint of white pepper. With both savoury and fruit notes this wine is a very versatile wine to enjoy with food, but be assured the mouth filling, supple tannin structure will ensure that one will be well rewarded by cellaring this wine carefully for a few years before enjoying!
VINEYARDS: Shiraz thrives in Mediterranean climates and the fruit showed excellent concentration whilst retaining freshness and elegance.
VINTAGE: Moderate day-time and cool night-time temperatures during the ripening period meant that we had very good flavour development in the fruit prior to harvest.
WINEMAKING: Grapes were hand harvested early in the morning, de-stemmed and sorted before being transferred to stainless steel tank for fermentation. The perfect structure in the wine was achieved through a combination of open and closed pump overs and careful monitoring to ensure the best balance possible. Maturation took place for 20 months in 70% new French oak barrels.