- Type: Red
- Country: South Africa
- Region: Elgin Valley
- Vintage: 2014/2016
- Producer: Shannon
- Primary grape: Pinot Noir
- Bottle size: 75cl
- List price: £19.14
- Code: 31401
- SILVER (2016) Sommelier Wine Awards 2018
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Sophisticated, polished, complex reds
- Can be very flexible with many cheeses including sheeps’, Morbier, Epoisse, Vacherin, Cheddar
- Lighter examples can work with some richer fish dishes
- Classic French herbs such as parsley, thyme and bay leaf. Spices should complement and not overwhelm the wine
- Game such as duck and boar. Fine cuts of beef. Lean meats such as roe deer or ostrich
- Truffle and wild mushroom, jus with redcurrant or similar fruit, Bourguignonne, Chasseur sauces
- Some wines, with light tannins, will work with lightly-spiced dishes
- Pigeon or duck, walnut and beetroot, smoked- meat salads. Truffle or wild mushroom risotto. Autumn squash
About the Wine
This red wine is made by Shannon in Elgin Valley. Elegant, savoury, berry-fruit flavours that are excellent with game, wild mushrooms and rich chicken and beef dishes. Formed from primarily Pinot Noir grapes, this wine is ethically produced. To the best of our knowledge, this wine is wine is an on-trade exclusive. Supplied by Shannon Vineyards.
A temperamental thin skinned grape and difficult to grow, when produced of any quality it demands high prices. The thin skin means it's very light in colour body and tannin, it characteristically has searing acidity and full lingering flavours of raspberry, strawberry, cherry, violets and sweet spice.
Their focus on viticultural principles reflects their commitment to winemaking as an expression of terroir. The grapes come from mountain hillside vineyards; these unique vineyard sites, combined with a highly experienced viticultural team and a winemaking philosophy based on minimal intervention, produce wines with distinctive personalities.Members of the Green Mountain Eco Route, the world’s first biodiversity wine route incorporating conservation, sustainability and social mobility.
A whole generation of enthusiastic, young winemakers are crafting amazing wines on incredible sites whilst putting sustainability high on their agenda, making the South African wine industry progressive and exciting.Explore South Africa