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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

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Eagles Nest Shiraz

28.00

Summary

Voted number one Shiraz in South Africa this year, the Eagles Nest embodies cool climate New World wines.  Strong flavours of cherry and ripe berry fruit with crushed red pepper combine into a beautifully balanced wine with some complexity.

About the Taste

This vintage shows a deep purple colour that is both fresh and lively.  On the nose, dense aromas of cherry and ripe berry fruit with crushed red pepper kernel tempt the senses.  A creamy mouth filling tannin, with hints of toasted coconut and wisps of pepper spice embrace your taste buds and are deliciously dry. Dark berry fruits and warm baking spice enrich the flavour experience one soon realizes that this is a wine of complexity and layering. A truly great wine from mature vineyards, this wine will age gracefully for 15 years from vintage.

About the Production

The vineyard aspects range from east to north, and are perfectly positioned for a cool climate Shiraz.  All grapes were hand picked, de-stalked and crushed into medium sized open top fermenters.  Punch-downs or pump-overs were performed three to four times per day.  This ensured that at all times 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

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.

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