DURBANVILLE HILLS SHIRAZ
Concentration of ripe plum and rich red fruit with hints of black pepper and sweet spice. Soft and elegant tannins on the palate with a mouth-watering finish.
KES1,140 – KES2,040
Marqués de Riscal is one of the oldest Rioja wineries. Founded in Elciego (Álava) in 1858 by Guillermo Hurtado de Amézaga, from the outset it has been a point of reference in the winemaking business at both national and international level. Throughout its history, Marqués de Riscal has always been an innovating, pioneering cellar and reference in a constantly changing winemaking sector. Thay seek to make wines which are original, fresh, elegant and easy to drink. Since the beginning they have always had a clear vocation for creating the quintessential Spanish wines from Rioja. Barón de Chirel, the first “signature wine”, launched in 1986 was the precursor of the so-called “new era” of Rioja wines. This wine is produced on a very limited scale and only in the best vintage years, in which the character of the vineyard, the soil and the variety are expressed as part of a single, harmonious whole.
An elegant, medium-bodied wine with ripe red fruits on the palate, followed by hints of dark chocolate. Overall, an elegant tannin structure.
Nine leading vineyard owners in the Durbanville district joined forces with Distell to create Durbanville Hills with the aim of promoting the regional individuality of this prime wine-growing area. The striking Durbanville Hills cellar sits proudly atop a series of rolling hills with magnificent views of Table Mountain and Table Bay – the very geography that lies at the heart of what makes the wines so unique.
The grapes were sourced from top-performing vineyards situated in the Darling, Stellenbosch and Paarl wine-growing areas. The vines, mostly bush vines grown under dryland conditions, are established in granite, sandstone and shale soils, resulting in grapes with a higher natural acidity and resulting freshness.
Colour Cherry red.
Bouquet Generous aromas of succulent blueberry and juicy red fruit with a subtle hint of oak.
Palate Cinnamon spice and ample lively blue and red berry fruit compote in a tasty, succulent package. Poised and energetic with good frame and balance.