Delheim, Shiraz

Delheim, Shiraz

Region
Simonsberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Vintage:
2017
Producer:
Delheim
Grapes:
Syrah/Shiraz
Wine Description:

Excellent value! 100% Shiraz with 14 months in mainly French oak. Plum and prune of nose and palate with spice and soft tannin.

Tasting Note:

A brooding, spice-monster of a wine. Blackberry fruit compote on the nose and dark chocolate notes on the palate with a touch of spicy vanilla-oak on the finish.

Food Suggestion:

Try with duck cassoulet.

Producer Description

Delheim is an eco-friendly, family run estate consisting of two properties based in the area of Simonsberg in Stellenbosch. The estate is a mix of pine forest, heath-like shrub land and vineyards, which at 150 ha make up almost half of the land. The vineyards, which sit at elevations between 300 – 500 metres, are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer and (Rhine) Riesling. The soil is predominantly sandy-loam and the yields are low at an average of 6 – 8 tonnes per ha.