Zonnebloem’s Trophy-Winning 2014 Shiraz Blend a Steal at R79

Posted on: 2 June 2016

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Zonnebloem’s big, juicy Shiraz/Mourvèdre/Viognier blend from the 2014 vintage was judged the best Shiraz blend in this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, to earn the highest score in the non-Bordeaux red blend category.  Zonnebloem was also amongst the top ten performing wineries in the competition.

Winemaker Bonny van Niekerk describes the trophy winner as “satisfyingly rich and full with ripe berry aromas and flavours that literally jump out of the glass, layered with hints of nutmeg, pepper, cloves and truffles.”

Grapes were sourced from Stellenbosch Kloof, Helderberg and Devon Valley. Each vineyard block was vinified separately and aged for a year in a combination of new and second-fill French oak before the blend was assembled. Bonny says it is really coming into its own now but can be cellared for at least a decade, by anyone tough enough to resist the temptation of opening it this winter.

It sells nationally from leading retailers for around R79 a bottle.

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