Waterlily | Shiraz 2017
R105 / 750ml
This wine has a deep ruby red colour with aromas of white pepper, cloves and redberries. Notes of red berries and spice continue through to the palate and are supported by a firm tannin structure. The wine pairs well with grilled meats and vegetables, venison and beef stew.
Grapes are hand-harvested from 16-year-old vines on the centre slope of the Tierberg mountains. The bunches are destemmed, crushed and placed into open-top fermenters. After cold-soaking for 48 hours, the grapes are inoculated with selected yeast strains to begin fermentation. The grapes undergo punch downs and pump-overs 3 times a day. After pressing, the wine is transferred to 20% new, 40% second fill and 40% third fill French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and maturation for 18 months, until bottled.