Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

 

Our telephone number is: 07598 920 922

 

Our email address is: Jon@nekterwines.com

 

Our address is: Victoria Park, London, E2 0NN

 

 

07598 920 922

Red Wines

The red wines we've listed all have a common theme.  Rich powerful tastes associated with the New World (you'll find lots of big and bold black fruits with notes of cocoa, espresso and liquorice) - but they will surprise you.  They have secondary notes you won't expect.  We've got some balsamic, some dried herbs and some crushed red pepper. 

 

This is the vanguard of the new wave of South African wine, and if you like red wine, you've come to the right place.

Eagles Nest Shiraz 2013

Eagles Nest.png
Eagles Nest.png

Eagles Nest Shiraz 2013

28.00

One of South Africa’s leading examples of the variety, the 2013 is produced from the property’s mature vineyards. Dense aromas of cherry and ripe berry fruit, crushed red pepper, fynbos and baking spice. On the palate, the tannins are firm but smooth, - a touch of toasted coconut and wisps of pepper spice. Dark berry fruits and warm baking spice continue, with an almost weightless intensity. Very pure fruit, with plenty of Christmas cake spice to finish.

The fruit was hand picked, de-stemmed and crushed into medium sized open top fermenters.  Punch-downs or pump-overs were performed three to four times per day, to ensure the fermenting must evolved to embody the desired style.  Fermentation took 12 days to complete, after which the free run wine was drawn off and the skins were pressed.  The wine was then racked into French oak barrels.  After 16 months in barrel, selected components of the wine were blended to create a complex and harmonious finished product.

About:

Eagles’ Nest is cradled in a secluded valley high up on the slopes of the historic Constantia mountain range, which forms part of the World Heritage Site, Table Mountain. The farm’s origins can be traced back to 1836 when it was used as a refreshment station between the area now known as Wynberg in the east, and the harbour of Hout Bay in the west.  In order to make this journey, travellers had to cross the mountain pass, now known as Constantia Neck.

In 1984, the 38ha farm was purchased by the Mylrea family. After devastating fires that raged through the Capein the summer of 2000, the farm was mostly destroyed, except for the historic buildings. Being part of the world famous Constantia Valley, known for its award winning wines, we decided to plant the farm with varieties that best suited the unique terroir of Eagles’ Nest.

Quantity:
Add To Cart