R2650 for 6 bottles

R442 each
Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2017 Robert Charles

Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2017 Robert Charles

Lovely aromatics of strong violets, dark plum fruits and licorice. Layered into the aromatics, you will find subtle earthiness and leather spice notes. The palate is generous and rich with well-textured and sturdy tannins which will add many years to the ageing ability. The wine finishes with a cooler feel than expected, with the ocean influence maintaining a great natural acidity.

Pairs well with lean red meats, such as venison, as well as a variety of earthy components.

variety : Shiraz [ 96% Shiraz, 4% Mourvedre ]
winemaker : Mark Le Roux
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.0 g/l  so2 : 104 mg/l  fso2 : 38 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

This vintage is named after Robert Charles, Kevin and Heather Arnolds eldest son.

Shiraz is a variety chosen for its property of expressing a sense of place, and in this instance, vineyards surrounding Waterford in Stellenbosch. The wine is vinified and matured in old barriques to preserve the delicate aromas and structure of the wine. Each vintage is dedicated to one of the children from the Ord or Arnold families. Kevin has a great passion for this varietal and it has always been a personal favourite. Over the last 20 years, this wine has grown into an incredible brand with followers found throughout the world.

in the vineyard : Grapes are sourced from vineyards which are grown in the Stellenbosch region. However, from the 2007 vintage, almost all the fruit comes off Waterford Estate. The average age of the vineyards is 20 years old, which makes them well established vineyards.

in the cellar : No new wood is used in the making of this wine. Whole berry ferments and soft extraction methods by means of only pump overs which brings out the purity in this wine.

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