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Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz 2019

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz 2019

Original price was: R475,00.Current price is: R395,00.

A great example of this variety and what it can do in Stellenbosch. A bouquet of ripe red fruits is underpinned savoury notes and hints of pink peppercorn. These flavours follow on the palate which is intense and powerful upfront, yet still has a fine-grained tannin structure and good freshness keeps everything in balance. 


SKU: KLZ-004
Alcohol Volume: 15%
Sugar G/L: 3.4
Type of wine: Red Wine
Cultivar: Syrah/Shiraz
Food Pairing: Cheese, Meat

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In the cellar

Grapes were hand harvested early in the morning, de-stemmed and sorted before being transferred to stainless steel tank for fermentation. The perfect structure in the wine was achieved through a combination of open and closed pump overs and careful monitoring to ensure the best balance possible. Maturation took place for 20 months in 65% new French oak barrels.

In the vineyard

The grapes for this wine were sourced from the farm at Kleine Zalze and a touch of fruit from their Faure farm was used too. 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. The drier than usual conditions resulted in smaller berries and with the cool weather in the later stages of ripening led to good balance of fruit concentration and elegance with very little intervention required.


The supple tannin structure will ensure that one will be well rewarded by cellaring this wine carefully for a few years before enjoying. it can be aged for a maximum of 1o years from date of vintage.



Food Pairing

With both savoury and fruit notes this wine is a very versatile wine to enjoy with food, but be assured the mouth filling. Great with grilled meats, barbecue. Salty cheese such as pecorino, Grana padano, halloumi or gorgonzola.

About the Wine Estate

The grapes for this wine comes from selected “Bush Vine” vineyards in Stellenbosch. The average age of these vines are 30 years and most of them are planted on decomposed granite soils. Owing to the nature of bush vines, careful canopy management was exercised so that no bunches were exposed to excessive sunlight and an even ripening of the grapes. The grapes were handpicked early in the morning and immediately crushed into holding tanks. For a change Stellenbosch had a normal winter in 2020. Cold and very wet and even a little bit of snow on the mountains. Summer started a bit later than normal and thus the ripening was delayed by about ten days. It was a very moderate but dry summer, exactly what we want for quality wine production.

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