2017 Zalze Shiraz Mourvedre Viognier
The grapes for this wine were sourced from selected parcels of fruit from across
the Western Cape. Careful attention was paid to our viticulture practices to ensure
optimum ripening conditions in the canopy and to achieve physiological ripeness.
As always, a very careful ‘green harvest’ was carried out just after veraison to
ensure even ripening and a good concentration of flavours. In 2017 we had a very
dry winter season and warm dry conditions early in the growing season but slightly
cooler weather in the run up to harvest which for “long” ripening gave us great fruit
expression in the final blend.