Generous, full yet fresh with a seam of minerality from its sandy, granite provenance in the trellised Shiraz vineyards of Paarl. Grapes for this wine were carefully hand-harvested and sorted mostly from the Paarl area. We added a small amount of Franschhoek fruit to the final blend to give it a bit of spice and ‘edge’. Naturally fermented in stainless steel tanks, 50% of this blend then undergoes malolactic fermentation in 300 and 600L French oak barrels (10% new).
A colour of deep garnet ruby of freshly squeezed Coastal Shiraz. It has a nose of really good summer pudding, cream and even a touch of Framboise. On the palate even more summer pudding, a blob of proper crème fraiche with a suggestion of dark chocolate and star anise All this makes for a hugely positive expression of the Coastal Region’s more established Shiraz vineyards. When pairing with food Braai (South African BBQ) is the most obvious choice but this is a really versatile wine that works well with most meats, mushrooms dishes or just on its own.