Credo SMV 2015 Shiraz Merlot Viognier - Stellenbosch Vineyards (6/case) (R159/BOTTLE)
Rich ruby red with garnet edges. Flavours include violets, white and black pepper and subtle liquorice. The dense, smooth mid-palate gives richness and texture to the wine.
Reasons to choose this:
Choose this wine for an interesting take on a Shiraz-based blend, with a great amount of dark fruit layers.
The grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Helderberg and Stellenbosch areas. Full ripe fruit was handpicked in the third (Shiraz) and first (Merlot) week of March. It was fermented in stainless steel tanks for 10 days. Cold soaking was done 3 days prior fermentation as well as 3 days post maturation, on the skins after fermentation was allowed. The Viognier was fermented in French oak barrels. The wine was aged in 300litre French oak barrels for 20 months (90% barrels were first fill and 10% were second fill). Barrel selection was done in order to select only the best barrels. Lightly filtered before bottling.
Ready to be enjoyed now with a maturation potential of five to eight years.
Excellent served with venison or beef fillet and roasted vegetables.
Alcohol Vol: 14.15%
Sugar: 2.56 g/ℓ