Syrah or Shiraz (Red) [sih-RAH or shih-RAHZ] Shiraz or Syrah is a variety of grape used in wine. The names are interchangeable. It is called Syrah in France, and most often in the United States, South Africa, Australia, and Canada it is known as Shiraz. In Australia it used to be called Hermitage up to the late 1980s. It should not be confused w...
Syrah or Shiraz (Red) [sih-RAH or shih-RAHZ] Shiraz or Syrah is a variety of grape used in wine. The names are interchangeable. It is called Syrah in France, and most often in the United States, South Africa, Australia, and Canada it is known as Shiraz. In Australia it used to be called Hermitage up to the late 1980s. It should not be confused with Petite Sirah, a synonym for Durif, which is a different type of grape. Its name stems from Shiraz—the city of flowers, wine and poetry in Iran—in the heart of an ancient winemaking region. The grape also has many other synonyms that are used in various parts of the world including Antourenein Noir, Balsamina, Candive, Entournerein, Hignin Noir, Marsanne Noir, Schiras, Sirac, Syra, Syrac, Serine, and Sereine. Shiraz is a grape variety widely used to make a dry red table wine. Shiraz is often vinified on its own, but is also frequently blended with other grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Viognier. It is grown in many wine producing regions around the world.
Big structure, lingering round tannin, loads of fruit.
Rock yourself with this lively and bubbly Shiraz.
An interesting blend of fruit-driven Shiraz and a small percentage of Viognier. The spicy characteristics of Shiraz are complemented by the floral notes of Viognier.
A rich dark red wine with ripe red fruits and pepper on the nose, complimented by black berries and spices on the palate with dark chocolate finish.
Seductive flavours of buttered toast, smoked bacon and black currant, with a clean, flinty finish.
Forming part of the highest lying vineyards in SA, the oldest farm in the Cederberg has been home to the Du Toit family for five generations.
This is an intense Shiraz with a tight tannin structure.
Single Vineyard Estate RangeA complex beautifully made wine, smoky, spicy, with dark-toned fruit, a hint of asphalt.
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Skaapveld refers to the grazing land for sheep that adjoins many of the Shiraz vineyards in our region. Whether the sheep have any effect on the wine is open to debate, but they add a lively encouragement during harvest time.
The wine has enough acid and grippy tannin to allow for bottle aging for a number year.
Dark black wine with an inkiness picked up on the nose and palate.