Rietvallei Estate mostly comprises calcareous (red clay & lime mix) soils. The Shiraz is from two vineyards planted in 1995 and 2005 respectively.
This 100% Shiraz replaces the Shiraz-dominated blend of previous vintages. The wine is an intense ruby red coloured and complex, expressing flavours of berry fruit, ground pepper spice and peachy fruit. The palate is alive with berry fruit and the peppery, spicy and toasted oak flavours are well- integrated. A full-bodied wine with pleasant ripe tannins and a smooth, lingering aftertaste.