South Africa - Western Cape - Coastal Region - Swartland
Often referred to as Shiraz Country, the Riebeek Valley is renowned for exceptional Shiraz wines. The Riebeek Shiraz is a lively rich wine; full-bodied with a subdued smokiness on the nose and a palate of ripe fruit and interesting spice. Well-balanced and smooth, the aftertaste lingers with the exciting flavors of chocolate and spice.
Coastal Region - Swartland
Cold soaked for one day and then inoculated with selected yeast. Fermentation temperature was between 24-26 degrees Celsius. Regular pump-overs were given to enhance colour and flavour extraction. Wine was matured with 80% French oak staves and 20% American oak staves, which was then blended with wine matured in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels for 12 months.
Serve at room temperature. The perfect companion to barbequed lamb, filet medallions and game. Lovely with Springbok stuffed with bacon, garlic and rosemary and a great match to a cheese and preserves platter.
"The 2014 Shiraz comes across like a lighter style of Crozes-Hermitage from France. Spicy, meaty, soft white chocolate and berry-like flavors with background smokiness and gamy notes are all present in this dark ruby-colored wine to drink over the next several years." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25