Grape Type: 89% Shiraz and 11% Viognier
This wine is a blend of 89% Shiraz and 11% Viognier. The Shiraz component is from Bot River in the Walker Bay region (63%) and Elim (26%), while the Viognier (11%) originates from Franschhoek.
The wine was pumped over regularly and was fermented at 25 degrees Celsius. After fermentation the wine was left on the lees for an extended period of approximately two weeks.
Malolactic fermentation and maturation were in 225-litre French oak barrels, 63% of which were new. The wine was matured for 15 months.
This vintage moves away slightly from the luscious warm fruit of previous vintages, to a linear clean fruit character with a tight juicy palate.
It is intense on the nose, with black cherry and raspberry fruit together with white pepper and liquorice spice.
The nose resembles the floral rose petal character of cream soda and serves as a reminder that the grapes were sourced in the exciting cool climate regions of Walker Bay and Elim.
An innovative blend like this lends itself to exciting adventures with a variety of foods.
Taste how beautifully it harmonises with duck, smoked chicken, aromatic foods, venison, roast lamb or beef and spicy pâtés. Also perfect on its own!
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