2017 Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz
The majority of the grapes for this wine were sourced from Kleine Zalze's property in combination with a touch of fruit from their Faure farm. Grapes are fermented in stainless steel; in some batches up to 15% ripe stems were added back into the fermentation vessel to intensify the peppery aromas Shiraz is well-known for. Maturation took place for 22 months in 65% new French oak barrels.
Aromas of ripe red fruits are accompanied by savoury notes and hints of black pepper. Similar flavours on the palate, which is intense and powerful Fine grained tannins and freshness give a long aftertaste underpinned by flavours of French oak.