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Pilgrim, Shiraz

Pilgrim, Shiraz

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Pilgrim, Shiraz

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Origin- Stellenbosch, South Africa Grapes: Shiraz

Description

Deep purple/red with an almost impenetrable core. Immediately engaging with sweet red and black berries, some vanilla and spice. The nose envelopes you and remind one more of a lighter “new world” Syrah – one that celebrates the vibrancy and panache that the style delivers.
It is much weightier than the nose suggests. The colour gives it away, but you only find the truth in the tasting. Very opulent, not foregoing the finesse and elegance of the nose, but overdelivering in girth and volume. A big wine, but at the same time finely tuned for balance.

Try it with juicy roasts, ribs, barbequed steak and other meaty dishes.

Owner and Viticulturist Riëtte Kotzé and Winemaker Henry Kotzé (also head winemaker at Mulderbosch, having recently left Morgenster), are the dynamic young ‘pilgrims’ behind this boutique, Platter’s Newcomer of the Year 2021 producer.

Focussing on innovative methods with tried and tested cultivars, as well as experimental styles with unorthodox, unfamiliar cultivars, family-owned Pilgrim Wines sets the stage for delicious, Stellenbosch staples that excite the senses.

In South Africa Shiraz/Syrah tends to be made in two styles – either the more ‘new world’ style of big, ripe and bold (which is often labelled Shiraz) or more ‘old world’ style of restraint and spice (often labelled Syrah). Henry set out to find the perfect midpoint or ‘Goldilocks’ wine.

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