Bright, deep red colour with pinkish edges. Fresh, vibrant nose of forest fruits,
with touches of spice and caramel and notes of hazelnut and dry prunes.
Touch of vanilla flavours, indicating good usage of oak. Delicate palate with
expression of ripe sweet red fruits, sour cherries, raspberries and notes of spice
and pepper. Medium plus tannins. Fruity, round, complex and full finish.
Ageing potential of three to five years, but ready to drink as already full, dry
and complex, with fruity richness.
Nestled in the beautiful Bovlei valley, just outside Wellington and a little over an
hour from Cape Town, sits the boutique Andreas estate, famous for its
award-winning Shiraz and luxury accommodation.
Shaun Meyeridricks, who joined Andreas from Boekenhoutskloof in 2017,
supported by his small team of dedicated colleagues, invests all his energy and
talent into producing Shiraz of the highest quality.
The whole process – from harvesting to bottling – is handled exclusively
on the estate, thus ensuring that the quality of the wine is never compromised.
Only the best quality grapes are handpicked in the early mornings and carried to
the cellar. On arrival, the grapes are hand sorted and then stored in 2500 and
5000 liter tanks. Yeast is added and, once fermentation has started, the juice is
pumped over the skins three or four times daily to extract colour, quality and
flavour. Upon completion of malo-latic fermentation, the wine is racked on the
lees and carefully transferred to medium French oak barrels. It then matures in
barrel for over eighteen months, before being bottled ahead of a further
maturation period of over one year.