My recent fondness for Australian Shiraz had me feeling guilty about where my wine patriotism lay.
So I knew I needed to open something that would have me flying the South African flag and singing the South African wine praises from the tops of erm Table Mountain. Have I gone too far painting this picture of patriotism?
A gloriously undeniable deep ruby in the glass. With a pronounced nose of ripe juicy black fruits (blackcurrant, black plums, black cherries), red fruits (red cherries and plums) dried fruits (prunes, kirsch), spice (black pepper, anise) and oak (vanilla, smoke, coffee, burnt sugar). Dry and full bodied with medium plus acidity, high tannins and high alcohol. Maximum satisfaction when all of these flavours settle into a medium plus finish.
Vini + Viti:
You’ve seen me post their rosé and Grenache Noir…and now there’s this equally addictive ode to the Rhône with its 67% Syrah and 33% Grenache. 100% barrel fermented in old oak for 20 months.
Something I’ve never mentioned before about the two Dave’s that own Spider Pig, is that they give back with their Piggy Preservation Project, donating money to support sustainable pig farming. Literally saving our bacon! And saving my Shiraz patriotism!