Rietvallei Estate Shiraz Petit Verdot Viognier 2009
- South Africa
- Rietvallei Estate
- Shiraz (75%)
- Petit Verdot (20%)
- Viognier (5%)
- Oaked Style
- Lightly oaked
- Body Style
- Full bodied
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Organic / Biodynamic
Located 160km North of Cape Town the Robertson Valley lies in the folds of the Riviersonderence and Langeberg Mountains where the Breede River meanders towards the Cape`s southern coastline. The chilly southern ocean breezes are funnelled up the valley and give cooling respite to the vines throughout the growing season. Quite high concentrations of lime are found in the soil and this makes the area exceptionally fine for white grape varieties.
This superb family owned wine estate is one of the old farms in Robertson and is situated in the Klaas Voogds area, eight kilometres east of old town of Robertson. The farm was established in 1864 by Alwyn Burger, and today it is under the stewardship of the 5th and 6th generations of the Burger family, Johnny and Kobus. Together father and son oversee the winemaking process with a real hands-on approach both for the viticulture and vinification to produce Rietvallei`s prestigious wines.
Intense ruby red coloured, a full bodied wine that has strong fruit with well integrated peppery, spicy and toasted oak flavours. Pleasant ripe tannins give this complex wine and smooth, lingering aftertaste.
Intense ruby red coloured, a wine that has strong fruit and peppery, spicy and toasted oak flavours. Ripe tannins give this complex wine and smooth, lingering aftertaste.
Chargrilled steaks, pork and Chorizo sausage and cassoulet.
Vintage 2004 International Wine Challenge 2007 BRONZE
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