Percheron Shiraz Mourvèdre, 2018
Our hugely successful southern Rhône style red from Swartland that goes from strength to strength!
SKU: SAB220 | Category: Red
How it's made
Grapes for Percheron Shiraz Mourvèdre have been sourced from traditional growers in the Swartland area of the Cape. The soil is mainly Malmsbury shale with loamy soil on the higher grounds and sandy loam lower down the slopes, interspersed with rich Hutton soils. The climate is perfect for viticulture with the low rainfall summer months, tempered by cool afternoon breezes and the cold winters allowing the vines to rest and to build up the reserves. This wine is made of 70% Shiraz, from the Riebeek Valley vineyards co fermented with 27% Mourvèdre and 3% Viognier from the Kasteelberg slopes. During fermentation the skin cap is punched down multiple times a day in order to maximize extraction. The result is a rich and dark wine, packed with fruit and chocolaty notes and a big savory heart.
A great partner to rich and savory red meat dishes such as salt-marsh lamb, or a gutsy bean casserole.
Co-fermented Shiraz and Viognier do their thing while waiting for the later Mourvèdre to create this threesome. The sandy nose suggests summer pudding, Chinese five spice and crushed raspberries with a latent creaminess. Red fruit on the palate which is at once vibrant and dark.
Region / Country:
Contains sulfites and no other allergens
Western Cape, South Africa
Ryno Booysen & JD Rossouw
12 x 750ml
70 cases per pallet / 5 layers