Solms-Astor Cape Jazz Shiraz NV
Light, sparkling and refreshing. Low in alcohol and infused with a subtle fruity sweetness.
Low in alcohol, it was made for immediate enjoyment.
In The Vineyard
Label detail: Cape Jazz is Cape Town's very own style of jazz, but it combines things from just about everywhere: the carnival, the church, Africa, America. The essence of Cape Jazz is unpredictability.
The Name: First bottled especially for the Franschhoek Oesfees at Solms-Delta (5 April 2008), the name of the wine combines Richard Astor's love of music with his dislike of pomposity. This lively, well-priced sweet sparkler is backed by the Solms-Delta reputation for quality.
About The Harvest
Grapes harvested at 18° Balling.
In The Cellar
Slow fermented, with a touch of wood. No malolactic fermentation to retain the high acid, which balances the underlying sweet note. Celebratory fizz added. Oak chips, for a smoother mouth feel.
Style of Wine: Pétillant. A cross between an Italian Lambrusco and an Australian sparkling Shiraz.