Rich aromas of spice, plum and dark fruit. A balanced wine with overtones of toasty oak, black pepper and lingering coffee and chocolate flavours. Pair with most grilled red meats, BBQ, smoked meats, mature cheeses and dark chocolate.
Fermentation initiated in open-top stainless tanks using a commercial yeast on both the Shiraz and Pinotage. Pump overs and manual punch downs with regular intervals done during fermentation to maximise extraction.
All the wine aged in French oak for 12 months using 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill barrels. Both cultivars handled separately before final blending followed by bottling.
Anura Vineyards are owned and run by the Bouma family. Positioned on the foothills on the Simonsberg Mountains in South Africa, Anura boasts a wide variety of soils, slopes and microclimates. This allows us to grow a wide selection of cultivars, some uncommon in South Africa, and also to match each cultivar with its ideal soil and microclimate. With each passing harvest we learn more about our soils and vineyards, and refine our vineyard and cellar practices in order to create the finest wines for our unique terroir.