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Blaauwklippen Selection Shiraz 2020

Product information "Blaauwklippen Selection Shiraz 2020"
The Blaauwklippen Shiraz pours into the glass in a wonderful shade of red and beguiles the connoisseur's senses with its scent of dark cherries, plums and liquorice. The multi-layered red wine, which was matured for eighteen months in French oak, also scores on the palate with its opulent fruit notes, which are surrounded by mineral tones. The creamy texture makes the taste experience of the Blaauwklippen Shiraz perfect. Therefore, you should definitely enjoy the red wine once pure, but it is also an excellent choice with game or dark meat with mushrooms.

Awards

Jg. 2020
4 John Platter Stars, Veritas Bronze
Goes With:
Vintage
2020
Winery
Blaauwklippen
Grape Variety
Shiraz
Bottle Top
Cork
Origin
South Africa
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Price
€18.95*
Price/Liter
€25.27*
Filling Quantity
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength
14,5 % Vol.
Acidity
5,5 g/l
Residual Sugar
3,0 g/l
In the Cellar
Matured in French oak for 18 months.
Serve at
16-18 °C
Best Before
2028
Allergen
Contains Sulphite
Producer
Blaauwklippen, Strand Road R44, 7600, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Importer
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany

Blaauwklippen – one of three Zinfandel producers at the Cape

The Blaauwklippen vineyard achieved international fame mainly through its successful variations of the Zinfandel grape variety. The estate was the first in the Cape to plant vineyards with Zinfandel in 1977. For decades, Blaauwklippen has been producing Zinfandel at a world-class level – as one of South Africa's three Zinfandel producers. On the foothills of the Stellenbosch Mountains, other red grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec or Shiraz are also planted on the rich granite soils. White grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc also find good conditions here to produce high-quality and harmoniously balanced premium wines.

Blaauwklippen: How the winery got its name

The blue-grey granite soil has another meaning for the winery: it is said to have inspired the second owner of the farm, Guillaume Niel, to give the estate its original name "De Blaauwe Klippen" in 1700. Translated, this means something like "blue stones" – a reference to the granite rocks, which are grey-brown on the outside but blue on the inside. For winemaker Narina Cloete, it is important – and a challenge – to express the characteristics of the respective grape variety and terroir: "This creates an interesting difference and drinking experience in our wine range." Wine lovers can discover this enjoyment experience for themselves at Blaauwklippen's Tasting House, for example. 

Blaauwklippen offers many activities for visitors 

But a visit to the traditional estate has much more to offer. Blaauwklippen is one of the oldest wine estates in the country. For more than three hundred years, the winegrowers here have been producing South African wine of the highest quality. In addition, the estate is one of the founding members of the Stellenbosch Wine Route, an integral part for every enthusiastic wine tourist in South Africa. The main focus at Blaauwklippen has always been on the customer. The Blaauwklippen Blending Competition, for example, is the first and still the only competition in South Africa that is not aimed at producers but directly at connoisseurs. The Family Market with arts and crafts and live music also makes Blaauwklippen a popular destination in the Winelands on weekends.