|Grape||90% Shiraz, 5% Grenache Noir, 5% Mourvèdre|
|Rates & awards||–|
|Bottle volume||75 cl.|
|Total production||10.000 bottles|
- White pepper and dried flowers.
- A combination of savoury spice and fresh primary fruit dominates the aromatics and the palate of this wine. Omnipresent are the definitive Swartland flavours of fresh venison and flowers. A wonderfully complex wine even at a young age with firm yet elegant tannin.
|Best drinking||10 years|
Vineyard & Winemaking
|Description||Two vineyards, one on the Paardeberg, , sandy soil, second vineyard on the Paardeberg, iron rich soil.|
|Climate||Hot and dry.|
|Winemaking||The Shiraz parcels were fermented and matured separately. No added acid, yeast or enzymes. During primary fermentation wines were pumped over twice a day to extract a lively tannin to balance the fruit concentration of the wine.|
|Aging||The wine did spent 8 months in old 225 liter French oak barrels. The Grenache and Mourvedre components were unoaked and matured in stainless steel.|
|Bottling date||April 2019|
Thinus was the first head of our wine hunter upon arrival in South Africa. Since then they have a great friendship relationship. Thinus is a winemaker, adventurer who bet on Swartland and who has been part of the internationally boom of this area. After a few years of experience in several of the most prestigious wineries in South Africa, Thinus opted for his own project with old Syrah and Chenin Blanc vines.
After 12 long years of making really good wines, for really nice people, Thinus Krüger decided that it is time to make some even better wines for himself. And obviously for you too. And for a whole lot of other deserving people on this planet. So if you are keen on good wines, wines that oozes personality and want to keep ahead of the Jones’s, this is the right place to be.
At Fram we’ll always sail into uncharted waters, to boldly search for whatever great grapes lie behind the next hill, over the next horizon. Bringing great wines from the Here Be Dragons areas of the wine map. With an extremely shaky captain like Thinus at the helm, this can only be an exciting journey.