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. Winemaker JD Rossouw then added a small amount of Franschhoek fruit to the final blend to give it a bit of spice and ‘edge’.
JD was a man destined to be a winemaker even before he was born. Whilst pregnant, his mother helped with pressings and punch downs in their family winery, enriching JDs formative senses with winery life. His earliest memories are of the “floral aromas in the winery while the fermentations were happening”. JD always wanted to be a winemaker and it all came so naturally whilst helping his father in their Paarl winery and studying winemaking at Stellenbosch University.
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.