The vines for this Shiraz grow in the Darling coastal region of South Africa. Planted on the warmer, lower slopes of the Darling Hills a mere 4km from the Atlantic Ocean, the sea breezes cool the vineyards, hot from the African sun, and leave fogs and mist in the mornings, all attributing to a slow ripening process and intense flavours. These vineyards cover an area of 50ha and the vines are handpicked in February or early March when the average temperature is 26˚C. The wine is fermented in stainless steel for around 7 to 12 days at a controlled temperature of 25˚C. Whilst macerating the wine is pumped over 3 times a day.
- Darling, South Africa