2018 Shiraz Mourvédre Viognier

2018 Shiraz Mourvédre Viognier

The grapes for this wine were sourced from selected parcels of fruit from across the Western Cape. The blend consists of 68% Shiraz, predominantly from the Stellenbosch region, 31% Mourvédre and 1% Viognier. 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. 2018 was yet again a very dry season and a relatively warm winter. This posed a few problems that the winemaking team had to manage carefully in the winery and at blending.