Alto Shiraz is an intense flavoured wine brimming with traditional Shiraz aromas. This is a well integrated wine that was aged for 18 months in small American and French oak barrels and shows excellent ageing potential. Superb on its own or with any red meat dishes.
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The 18th century, time-honoured art of winemaking lives on in Zonnebloem wines - from the carefully tended vineyards to the meticulous craftsmanship in the cellar.
Style: Raspberry, cassis aromas with light traces of oak spice.
Serve: Room temperature 16ºC - 18ºC or slightly chillied in summer. Enjoy with red meat and game.
Maturation Potential: 5 - 8 years.
Overgaauw is a wine estate of distinction situated on south facing slopes overlooking the Stellenbosch Valley. Deep granite soils and cool sea breezes enable the ideal cultivation of noble grape varieties. The resultant wines are nurtured to perfection by the inherited passion and experience of four generations of Van Velden Winemakers.
Hand selected grapes from a low producting old vineyard on a cool slope with no irrigation for natural concentration fermented in open tanks with plunging and pumping over. It matured 12 months in 100% American Oak barrels This wine is full bodied with a typical warm mouth feel, soft tannins, a long finish and spicy flavours. It is made and selected to mature for many years in the bottle. This style is to compliment venison, beef or all heavy cuisine and cheese.
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