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Percheron Shiraz Mourvedre 2021

Red wine > Shiraz > South Africa > Percheron

Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for vegans
13.5% ABV

£8.75 per bottle

Half case: £49.88
Full case: £94.50

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Percheron Shiraz Mourvedre 2021

Percheron Shiraz Mourvedre 2021 Western Cape, South Africa

No irrigation is used on the vineyards and very little crop control is needed due to the age of the vines naturally restricting yield. All grapes are harvested by hand. Cinsault has bewilderingly been overlooked for so long in the Cape but is a grape variety we have proudly been championing for years - so it's great that this voice of the Cape's cool Atlantic vineyards is finally finding favour with wine drinkers. The vines are mostly 40 year old bush vines from hidden corners of the Cape. No irrigation is used on the vineyards and very little crop control is needed due to the age of the vines naturally restricted yield. The climate is perfect for viticulture with the low rainfall in summer months, tempered by cool afternoon breezes and the cold winters allowing the vines to rest and to build up reserves. All grapes are picked by hand at optimal phenolic ripeness, followed by a fermentation using delestage in which the juice is oxygenated which brings a lower concentration of tannins and a higher concentration of esters, key compounds that contribute fruitiness. The result is a wine, in which red fruit dominates full off and which is full of juiciness.

Wonderfully lifted perfumed nose with bright fleshy raspberry and crushed blackcurrant fruit and a touch of savoury gaminess and fresh almond smoothness on the finish. Delicious slightly chilled, this Cinsault's bright, earthy notes and acidity marries beautifully with Asian duck dishes, pork belly, stir-fried beef and indeed carpaccio of tuna, beef or game.

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