Stonewalker Shiraz 2015 75cl

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Country South Africa
Region South Africa Western Cape
Brand Franschhoek
Grape Variety Shiraz
Size 75cl
ABV 14.0%
Closure Type screwcap
Vintage 2015
Maturity Drink now
Food Match Delicious served with rich oxtail stew, your favourite steak, roast venison and mature hard cheese.
Style Full and spicy
Dark resonating ruby colour with aromas of crushed black berries, spiced fruit cake and smoky black pepper. A full and lush entry with a well supported oak structure and a long smooth finish.
Country Of Origin: South Africa
The Stonewalker wines are produced at the Franschhoek Cellar winery. The wines take their name from the story of a winemaker at Franschhoek in the 1950's who lived across the Berg river from the winery. Each morning he would rock hop across the river stones to get to work. In the winter, when the rains flooded the river, he often arrived late or sometimes not at all and many times had to sleep in the cellar as he could not get home again.

The Franschhoek Cellar is situated at the gateway to Franschhoek � a romantic village known for its French Huguenot heritage - in one of the most scenic wine valleys in the world.

The wine estate was built in 1920 by the legendary John Winshaw, founder of Stellenbosch Farmers� Winery, but was eventually taken over by a group of local farmers of the Franschhoek Co-op Wine Cellar who were selling their wines under the brands of Franschhoek Cellar, Franschhoek Vineyards, and La Cotte. In 1995, the co-op became Franschhoek Cellars, an independent company, now owned by DGB wines.

Stonewalker wines are made by JD Roussouw , working in conjunction with viticulturalist Stephan Joubert. Stephan and his team identify the best possible fruit sources from across the Cape's premier wine growing regions and then work with the growers to implement viticultural practices to produce high quality fruit with concentrated flavours.

The viticulturist selects the finest quality grapes for this wine from defined areas of the Western Cape for terroir specificity and varietal style. Grapes from the finest vineyards are fermented on the skins for 7 days with two aerations per day. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is matured, some in French and some in American oak barrels for 12 months.

Country Of Origin: South Africa

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