Anthelia Shiraz La Vierge Collection
Hemel and Aarde
Wines of desire. Ancient legend called the ability to see angels 'Anthelia', an ability for select few and usually occurs in a shower of shimmering light, a rare and wonderful occurrence.
The wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for up to 5 years. It pairs well with a variety of food and with softer, generous tannins the wine is just as great on its own.
Soft, generous and bursting with fruit. The wine is elegantly styled with a superb balance and supple finish. A rich complex mix of plum, dark cherries with spice such as cinnamon and cloves.
Red wine drinkers that prefer a wine that is elegant and generous, with a soft palate. No flashy big bomb of a wine, but a true reflection of terroir (the soils and the cool climate) and the influence nature has on grapes and the resulting wine.
One sip of Anthelia and you will see the magnificent shimmering light and if you listen carefully, you will hear the whispering of angels.
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Cape Town Insiders’ Review Of The Wine
The Anthelia is a small production Syrah, Mouvedre blend. The branding of the wine (after Anthelia – the ability to see angels on earth) inspires the romance of the wine and the cool climate of the Hemel and Aarde Valley comes through making this an elegant, spicy blend. If I was pairing it with a meal, I think a beef roast would be perfect. But I think this wine works best paired with a sunset and someone you love.