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2015 Kasteelberg Shiraz

Producer: Riebeek Cellars
Country/Region: South Africa - Western Cape - Swartland
Ratings:
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90

The Kasteelberg range of wines, celebrates the discovery of Riebeek and the Kasteelberg mountains in 1661. Kasteelberg stands sentinel over the fertile valley below. From the slopes of the mountains, hand-selected grapes are expertly crafted with care to produce rare and expressive wines. The Kasteelberg range truly is the pinnacle of our Winemaker's art. Often referred to as Shiraz Country, the Riebeek Valley is renowned for exceptional Shiraz wines.
The Kasteelberg Shiraz is a lively rich and complex wine offering the upfront black fruit/berries of a new world Shiraz with spicy nuances on the nose. Full-bodied and well-balanced and a concentrated palate showing dark fruit, sweet vanilla and spice. The aftertaste lingers with the exciting flavors of Christmas pudding.

2015 Kasteelberg Shiraz

Vintage: 2015
Grape Varietals: 100% Shiraz
ABV: 14.69%
Aging: 18 months in new French oak barrels
Serving Temp: 65-70°F
Closure: Cork
Agricultural Method: Sustainable
Production: 6 tons per hectare

Wine Making Notes:

Kasteelberg Shiraz is produced from selected vineyards on the slopes and foothills of Kasteelberg.
Grapes were handpicked and sorted in the vineyard in small boxes. Cooled overnight, sorted and crushed the next day into bins. It was cold soaked for 3 days, before inoculated with selected yeasts. During fermentation, regular punch downs were done. The wine was matured for 18 months in new French barrels and bottled unfiltered.


Pairings:

Serve at room temperature. The perfect companion to barbequed lamb, fillet medallions and game. Lovely with Springbok stuffed with bacon, garlic and rosemary and a great match to a cheese and preserve platter.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC Code - case SRP/Unit
SA0EE224072SZL 750ml 6 Glass 7 84585 02074 4 1 07 84585 02074 1 $18.99