Seven Springs Vineyards
Left to mature in french oak barrels for 13 months.
A purple hue to the wine is a tell-tale sign of the Syrah and with this vibrant colour comes vibrant aromas of blueberry and black currents. An undertone of dark and decadent chocolate can be detected as well as a firm oak, cinnamon and cloves.
On the palate the wine is surprisingly soft and smooth with the oak in a supporting role only. An aftertaste of dark chocolate and spices fills the sense with a lingering mineral character the Overberg region is known for.
To fully enjoy this wine, we suggest decanting for at least an hour before serving at 18°C. It can be enjoyed with anything lamb (stew, shank and chops) as the freshness of the Syrah will cut through the fattiness of the meat making the fruity expression of the wine more prominent and also revealing that slight meatiness too.
A purple hue to the wine is a tell-tale sign of the Syrah
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Cape Town Insiders’ Review Of The Wine
I’m always excited to try wines from the Hemel and Aarde Valley. This wine has beautiful berry notes and the delicious oak complements the smooth finish of the wine. This wine would pair well with lamb or stews but we thought it deserved to be appreciated by itself!