Nestled in the beautiful Bovlei valley, just outside Wellington and a little over an hour from Cape Town, sits the boutique Andreas estate, famous for its award-winning Shiraz and awesome accommodation!
Here wine maker Shaun Meyeridricks (ex Boekenhoutskloof AKA Chocolate Block) supported by his small team of dedicated colleagues, invests all his energy and talent into producing Shiraz of the highest quality.
Grapes are handpicked in the early mornings and carried to the cellar where they are hand sorted and then stored in 2500 and 5000 litre tanks. During fermentation the juice is pumped over the skins three or four times daily to extract colour and flavour. Post malo the wine is racked off the lees and carefully transferred to medium French oak barrels for eighteen months. Once bottled Shaun chucks pops it back in the cellar for one more year of aging to give the wine a little extra class.
The result - fresh, vibrant aromas of forest fruits, with touches of spice and caramel and notes of hazelnut and dry prunes, a classy vanilla swipe indicates good use of oak. A surprisingly delicate palate of ripe sweet red fruits, sour cherries, raspberries, spice and pepper and soft round tannins.