98% Shiraz, 2% Viognier
Shiraz is hand-sorted for bunch and berry selection on arrival at the cellar before being crushed and fermented together with the Viognier. Natural co-fermentation took place in open 5001 French oak barrels before gentle pressing in a basket press. The young wine was returned to the French oak barriques where malolactic fermentation is completed and a further 12 months maturation was allowed.
A powerful aromatic wine that is assertive and yet delicate and refined with ample cracked black and white pepper spice, hints of rich dark chocolate against a substantial blackberry and mulberry fruit foundation tinged with subtle floral suggestions of violets and dried indigenous fynbos.
This wine is particularly recommended with full flavoured dishes like roast venison, aged fillet and rump steaks, spicy sausages or confit of duck.