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Fairview Eenzaamheid Shiraz 2021

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In 1699, a certain Mr. Dippenauw was granted an enormous farm by his employer, the Dutch East India Company. It is uncertain whether this was a reward for his industry or whether the bosses cast him into the wilderness because he’d married dangerously (a sister of Adam Tas, diarist of the early colonial Cape and political rebel imprisoned by Governer Willem Adriaan van der Stel). What is known is that the newlywed couple was so overwhelmed by the farm’s isolation from Cape Town that they named it “Eenzaamheid”, a Dutch word meaning solitude. Today Eenzaamheid is owned by Christo Briers-Louw, whose family has owned the land since 1775. Christo is a dedicated farmer with an intimate knowledge of the soils of Paarl. The gravelly, decomposed shale soils on the farm allow Shiraz to ripen without irrigation, producing wines of great expression and concentration.

Dense burgundy red colour with layered aromas of plums and berries, perfume of fynbos and cracked black pepper. The palate has pepper and clove with red fruit, grippy firm tannins and a long savoury finish. A poised and sophisticated example of Syrah in a good vintage, reminiscent of an Old World style. Aging potential of 5- 8 years.

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Description

The grapes used in the Fairview Eenzaamheid Shiraz were handpicked at 25 balling. The fruit was brought to the cellar in small lug boxes, destalked and hand sorted. All raisins, under ripe berries and stalks were removed. The sorted berries were sent straight to open French oak fermenters (foudres). A combination of manual punch downs (pigeage) and pump overs were used during fermentation. The skins were basket pressed, and malolactic fermentation was completed in 25% new French barrels, with the remainder maturing in second and third fill barrels to respect the fruit purity of the wine. Barrel aging lasted 22 months. A barrel selection then determines the final wine which is lightly filtered prior to bottling.

Additional information

Weight 1.33 kg
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 39 cm
Wine range

Single Vinyard

Volume

750ml

Food pairing ideas

Lamb Chops with Fennel Relish or Paprika-Roasted Leg of Lamb

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Brand: Fairview
Bottle Size: 750ml
Vintage: 2021
Alcohol: 13.98%
Acidity: 5.6g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.2g/l
PH: 3.58
Closure: Cork
Region: Paarl
Varietal/s: Shiraz 100%
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