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Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Shiraz-Mourvèdre-Viognier 2017

Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Shiraz-Mourvèdre-Viognier 2017
  • KLZ-132017
  • Harmony of fruity and spicy aromas
  • Elegant structure with a soft character
  • Great companion to game and dark meat
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

17.95€ 23.93€/l

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The Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier enchants the connoisseur with soft,...
The Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier enchants the connoisseur with soft, fruity and floral aromas. The red wine gets its wonderful soft and elegant structure from the 14-month aging in oak barrels. Subtle hints of spices and wild herbs round off the taste experience particularly well and give the wine a great character. The Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier is an excellent accompaniment to game, dark meat and Asian cuisine.

Awards

Jg. 2017
4 John Platter Stars, Decanter Bronze, IWSC Silver, Veritas Silver
Jg. 2016
Decanter Bronze, International Wine Challenge Silver
Jg. 2015
4 John Platter Stars
Jg. 2014
4 John Platter Stars

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Name:
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Shiraz-Mourvèdre-Viognier 2017
Article-No.:
KLZ-132017
Grape Varieties:
Shiraz (92%), Mourvèdre (6%), Viognier (1%)
Vintage:
2017
Winery:
Kleine Zalze
Importer/ Distributor:
Friedrich Klocke GmbH & Co. KG- Vogelparadies 2- 32457 Porta Westfalica- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Producer:
Kleine Zalze, Strand Road, De Zalze Golf Estate, 7600 Stellenbosch, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
17.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14 % Vol.
Acidity:
6,3 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,7 g/l
Serve at:
14-18 °C
Best before:
2025
In the Cellar:
Matured for 14 months in oak barrels.
Appellation:
Western Cape
Allergen:
Sulphite, Egg, Milk

The Intensity of the New World at Kleine Zalze Wines

The wines of Kleine Zalze Wines all embody an intense complexity paired with a classic structure. Unparalleled is the wonderfully powerful South African fruit which defines the prominent character of the wines. The winery is mainly focused on the production of high quality. The wines of the Cellar Selection are fruity and harmonious ‘every day drinking’ wines with great value for money. The premium wines bearing a Vineyard Selection label benefit from the prime location of their vines. The Family Reserve line includes true Top wines such as the Kleine Zalze Chenin Blanc or Pinotage. Made for sophisticated gourmets!

Outstanding Climatic Conditions for the Cultivation

The South African winery Kleine Zalze is located less than three kilometres away from Stellenbosch. It was founded by Nicholas Cleef in 1683. None other than the founding father of South African wine cultivation, Simon van der Stel, was involved here and planted the first vines. Today’s winery Kleine Zalze Wines is owned by Kobus Basson and Rolf Schulz. On approximately 100 hectares cultivation area, the winemaking team plants the grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chenin Blanc as well as Chardonnay, Pinotage, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
The climatic conditions are perfectly suited for the cultivation of red and white wines alike. The climate with its Mediterranean and warm, sunny summers offers sufficient light intensity for the vineyards. The temperatures are between 26 and 36 degree Celsius. The winter months are pleasantly cool with their 15 degree Celsius but also never too cold. Furthermore, some of the higher located cultivation areas are advantageous since fresh sea breezes ideally cool the vines during the hot summers. In order to satisfy the high demand of the wines, the team uses not only its own grapes but also some from other wineries in Stellenbosch and in addition grape suppliers. Strict quality criteria and the constant incentive to only use the best yields create outstandingly highstandards at Kleine Zalze.

Le Terroir – the Top Class Restaurant

Adjoining the winery, there is the numerously awarded restaurant called Le Terroir which is one of the best in South Africa. Culinary highlights are ensured with every visit due to the sophisticated kitchen of head chef Michael Broughton that is simple and never overly elaborate. He describes his style as follows: ‘What I leave off the plate is just as important as what I put on it.’ The hotel offers conference rooms and the luxurious golf course is almost worth a visit itself. The best way to relax is nevertheless still with one of the great wines of Kleine Zalze.