Friesland Broer & Suster Shiraz/Grenache 2019 (6x750ml)
The wine: The two Shiraz vineyards comprise well drained and aerated soils of decomposed Tafelberg sandstone with a koffieklip top layer. This gives the wine the fine texture, tannins and perfumed fruit on the nose. The Grenache is from the Polkadraai hills, predominantly sandstone with some loam soils. Grapes were hand harvested, with the Shiraz spending 18 days and the Grenache 11 days on the skins. Extraction was done 3 -4 time per day with two aerated pump overs.
The Shiraz portion (90%) was aged in a combination of 2nd to 4th fill French oak barrels for 12 months, and the Grenache Noir (10%) in older French oak barrels (3rd/4th fill) for 6 months.
The wine has a dark purple plum core with a magenta red rim. The Shiraz component brings structure, raspberry, violet and spice flavours to the blend, with the Grenache part adding elegance, bright red fruit and sweeter notes of cinnamon and chocolate. The wine has supple tannins and a pleasant dry finish.
The occasion: Enjoy these honest family Stellenbosch wines tonight or over the next decade. Enjoy with cottage pie, venison, chargrilled burgers, ribs or chops, and meat lover’s pizza.
ANALYSIS: TA 5.6 g/L; pH 3.5; RS 2.9 g/L; Alcohol 14%
WINE OF ORIGIN: Stellenbosch
2020 Platter Wine guide: 4 stars
|Dimensions||27 × 17 × 30 cm|