Spotlight on Shiraz
Shiraz is our spiciest grape on the Aaldering Estate. It complements oriental dishes and a local favourite, roast pork belly. Try it with this recipe.
The 2013 vintage is the result of two different batches from the north and west-facing vineyards, blended together after a beautiful harvest. Rich with plenty concentration and a good combination of dark fruit and spice, you get aromas of dark cherry, raspberry, white pepper and cloves on the nose and a full structure on the palate.
The shiraz vineyards have now been divided into smaller sections that are managed separately due to differences in soil type, vigour and time of ripening. This ensures all our grapes are harvested as close as possible to the optimal ripeness levels, while each area receives individual attention.
Watch as our winemaker Guillaume Nell gets spicy.