2017 First Sighting Shiraz, Strandveld, Western Cape, South Africa
Signature white pepper, blackberry and mocha notes give way to a full silky palate and long spicy finish balanced by savoury tannins. This Shiraz would do well to be served with a tasty steak or hearty beef stew.
Nestled between Elim and Cape Agulhas, and just 9km from the sea, lies the secluded Strandveld Vineyards. This wind-swept winery derives its name from the belt of land which spans the tempestuous tip of Africa’s southernmost coastline. At almost 35 degrees below the equator, this part of the Cape is characterised by severe winds, billowing mist and below average temperatures. A unique combination of maritime climate and diverse soil types work together to create the terroir which distinguishes the wines of Strandveld Vineyards.