Paserene is a boutique winery in Franschhoek, owned by Martin Smith and Ndabe Mareda, that produces high-end, luxury wines. With a strong emphasis on ‘sense of place and people’, they take great care to ensure all the wines they produce, the artwork on the labels, and the tasting experience is truly authentic and guarantee a lasting legacy. The name Paserene comes from the Latin word Passeriformes, the order of ‘travelling and free’ birds containing swifts and swallows.
The Shiner is a vintage-specific selection of wines created by Martin Smith from vines grown on their Franschhoek Vineyard. Each vintage is different depending on the harvest. Wine that doesn’t have a label is called a Shiner, and in South Africa, a shiner can also mean a black eye from a fight. This is the concept behind the label of The Shiner – a combination of wine knowledge and a thrilling story written by the winemaker. Each time a wine is released under the Shiner banner, it will be accompanied by a booklet covering the story of the lead characters of the wine. Each different wine will have the successive chapter attached to the bottle. The man on the bottle is the pivotal character of this story.
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Carmenere