Waterlily | Shiraz 2016
R105 / 750ml
A combination of red currant and white pepper backed by a seamless palate and fresh finish. An intense crimson colour with a brooding nose of savoury and spices, leading to a full body and smooth pallet. Best paired with richer dishes such as game, stews and steak.
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 innoculated 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.