Zonnebloem Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier | Full-Bodied Red Blend


This wine typifies the Rhone region where this blend was first created. The romance of the region is captured in the heady mix of plum aromas and berry flavours, which make way for perfectly balanced tannins and integrated wood flavours, to create a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts.

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Annelie Viljoen (Viticulturist) Grapes were sourced from mainly trellised vineyards in Stellenbosch Kloof, Helderberg and Devon Valley. Most south-west facing, the vines derive the maximum benefit from cooling maritime breezes that contributes to slow ripening of the grapes and concentrated fruit flavours.
Deon Boshoff (Cellar Master) / Bonny van Niekerk (Winemaker) The grapes were hand-harvested in March at 23° to 25° Balling when fruit and tannins were fully ripened but the berries and skins were still firm. Each vineyard block was vinified separately. After fermentation on the skins for 10 to 12 days at 26°C, the juice was racked off the skins and the skins pressed. After malolactic fermentation the wine spent 12 months in wood, mostly new and second-fill oak barrels.
Colour Intense plum red. Bouquet Sweet fruit and floral aromas with peppery notes and undertones of oak spice. Palate Full and rich with a complex mixture of berry flavours and intense spice such as nutmeg and black pepper, firm robust tannins and integrated wood flavours.
Excellent enjoyed on its own or served with red meat, venison and slightly spicy dishes.
Alcohol: 14.00% by volume Residual sugar: 2.37g/l Total acidity: 5.80g/l pH: 3.54

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Our attention to detail and appreciation of the hand of time lie behind this selection of excellent South African wines.Whether you're a lover of a crisp Sauvignon Blanc on a summer's day or more into cosy fireside Merlots, browse our list of excellent Zonnebloem wines below to find something to suit your taste.
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