Stellenbosch Vineyards, Credo Shiraz 2019
Stellenbosch Vineyards are a leading producer and exporter, based in Stellenbosch; they have received a huge amount of international and domestic acclaim for their range of wines.
They operate as a negociant, sourcing their grapes from only the best locations across the Western Cape.
Berries were crushed by hand for this Shiraz, fermented in small bins, and then aged in French Oak for 24 months, to soften the wine and add complexity.
Deep purple in the glass, with notes of spice, mulberry fruit, liquorice and coconut. Soft, ripe and rich on the palate, with fine tannins and excellent structure. Enjoy immediately or up to 10 years from vintage.
Shiraz / Syrah
Background: Credo is Latin for “I Believe”.
This distinctive Shiraz defines our winemakers’ belief: To create an elegant, ever graceful and rewarding wine comparable with the world’s best.
Vineyards: The grapes are sourced from vineyards within the Helderberg area. Full ripe fruit was handpicked at the end of March 2019.
Winemaking: Crushed by hand in small bins and cold soaked for three days prior to fermentation. Fermented with selected yeast strain for 10 days. The wine was aged in 300-litre French oak barrels for 24 months (60% barrels were first fill and 40% were second fill). Barrel selection was done in order to select only the best barrels.
Winemaker’s Comments: Intense, deep purple colour. Spice and ripe, mulberry fruit aromas with hints of bracken, liquorice and coconut. Soft, ripe fruit on the palate with ripe, fine tannins. Excellent structure and long finish.
Maturation Potential: This wine can be enjoyed now or for up to 10 years from vintage.
Food Pairing: Excellent served with roast beef, oxtail or rack of lamb
Shiraz / Syrah
Roasted rack of lamb, served pink.