Winery Details

About the Winery

Diemersfontein has belonged to the Sonnenberg family for 3 generations, dating back to the early 1940s. David’s grandfather, Max, bought the 183-hectare farm, which lies in the shadow of the majestic Hawekwa Mountains and boasts a panoramic view of both Du Toit’s Kloof and Bains’ Kloof mountain ranges.

Diemersfontein Shiraz 2018

About the wine

A fusion of sour cherries, vanilla, spice and violets entice the senses. These intense flavours follow through to the palate, resulting in a full-bodied and lingering finish.

Year

2018

Red Grapes

Shiraz/Syrah

Tasting Notes

Earthy, Herbal & Vegetal, Mineral, Spicy

Food Pairing

Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Starches, Vegetables

Region

Wellington, Western Cape

Volume

750ml

Segment best suited for

Off premise, On premise, Retail

Winemaking process

Grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness and vinified separately. Fermentation happened in tanks over 4-6 days, pressed put back into the tank to finish malolactic fermentation. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was racked into 2nd and 3rd fill barrels for 12 months until they were blended, stabilized and bottled.

Cellaring

Drink now, or within ten years of production.

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