Generous, full yet fresh with a seam of minerality from its sandy, granite provenance in the trellised Shiraz vineyards of Paarl.
A colour of deep garnet ruby of freshly squeezed Coastal Shiraz. It has a nose of really good summer pudding, ripe black cherry, vanilla and even a touch of Framboise. On the palate more rich black fruits, a blob of proper crème fraiche with a suggestion of dark chocolate and star anise. Youthful acidity and ripe balanced tannis give a fresh finish with depth and complexity.
The grapes for this wine were carefully hand-harvested and sorted mostly from the Paarl area. Winemakers Ryno Booysen & JD Rossouw then added a small amount of Franschhoek fruit to the final blend to give it a bit of spice and ‘edge’.
Pairing with 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.