Heritage (Braai) Day and our fabulous Shiraz.
The South African tradition of braai originated in the late 17th century as the Dutch and Huguenot settlers who were traveling into the heart of the country had no choice but to cook over open fires. Centuries later, this form of cooking is a popular national tradition - celebrated on Heritage Day (24 September). On this day, also known as Braai Day, South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions.
The beautiful smoky flavors of the meat and / or vegetables cooked on the open flames must be enjoyed with the perfect accompaniment: Shiraz.
This full-bodied varietal produces a wide range of flavours from dark berries, chocolate and black pepper to violets, leather and truffle. And this is just the right complexity for heavier, smoky, charcoaled dishes (served from the braai).
Our current collection offers two great Shiraz options:
Reserve Hilltop Shiraz 2014 @ only R209: BUY NOW
This fantastic wine has a deep magenta to opaque colour and the nose is rich with fragrant violet, ripe plum and white pepper nuances. The palate is well balanced and structured with prominent bramble berry flavours and spice that leads to plush tannins; concluding in a round and generous finish. A true Shiraz.
Barony Candelabra 2013 @ only R159: BUY NOW
This powerful Shiraz has a deep onyx purple colouring. The nose is robust and commands attention with ripe blackberries, weathered leather, sweet vanilla and white pepper contributing to the bouquet. The palate is broad and juicy with mouthfulls of dark plums, coffee and supple liquorice tones adding to the complexity. The tannins are firm but accessible and will ensure beautiful ageability up to 10 years from vintage.