2007 International Wine Challenge â€“ Commended
International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2006 - Silver Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Bronze (75/100) 2005 Veritas - Double Gold
2007 International Wine Challenge â€“ Commended International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2006 - Silver Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Bronze 2005 Veritas Double Gold This unique blend reveals spiciness, hints of violets and liquorice flavours.
Serve with rich venison, game and bird dishes, Karoo lamb and rare roast beef.
Shiraz from our Vredenhof farm in Firgrove, near Stellenbosch. A 36 year-old bush vine vineyard (one of the oldest in the country), low yielding (3-4 tons/ha) planted on granite gravels with underlying layers of clay. Viognier from our Franschhoek estate, planted on deep well drained sloping granite and sandstone soils.
The Viognier was left on the vine to wait for the ripening of the Shiraz. The grapes were harvested together in February 2003.
Hand-picked, crushed and inoculated in upright stainless steel tanks. Skin contact was achieved through the aerated pump over technique. The wine went through malolactic fermentation, was racked and was matured in a combination of French and American oak barrels (25% new) for 13 months.