Cape of Good Hope

Southern Slopes

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WLCOGHSS13

R 240

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2013


Cultivar:

Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Petit Syrah

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

90 points - James Suckling

Specifications:

14% alc vol
Type: Red Blend, Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 8 - 12 years
Origin: Swartland Appellation: Riebeeksrivier

Tasting Notes:

Appealing ripe black plum, spice and tobacco leaf notes on the nose. Succulent red and black berry fruit vibrance in the mouth, along with spicy tobacco and turned earth notes. Deep and plush, yet structured with a defined oak backbone. Rich, velvety texture with a long, smoothly rewarding finish.

Blackberries
Blackberries

Plum
Plum

Spices
Spices

Tobacco
Tobacco

This wine is made from grapes from Riebeeksrivier in the Swartland. This farm is situated on the slopes of the Riebeek Kasteel mountains on the Malmesbury side, with vineyards on southern- and western sides. This wine is from the southern slopes where there is a higher clay content in the soil, mixed with Malmesbury shale. This combination of slope and soil culminates into this deeper and richer style red blend. 

The grapes were hand sorted and fermented, and barrel-aged in 2nd and 3rd fill 225l barrels for 12-14 months. After this, the wine was bottle-aged for 3 years. 

This wine is a blend which consists mostly of Shiraz. Other varieties includes Mourvèdre and Petit Syrah (Durif). These vineyards produce small bunches with concentrated flavours and delicate, yet firm structure. 

Food pairing

Game Birds Hard Cheese Lamb Venison
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