In a nutshell:
A delicious, fruit forward South African red blend from the eastern part of Stellenbosch.
Zorgvliet are something of a Bordelaise specialist and this blend of Merlot and Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc is a cracking expression of their craft. The fruit for this is hand harvested and after fermentation went into a mix of small French oak barrels and large 4,500 litre 'foudre' to complete maturation, prior to blending and bottling after 12 months. The result is a dark and brambly wine with a rich palate of ripe plums and a even touch of fruitcake. However, it retains a pleasingly dry feel and doesn't cloy. For a relatively inexpensive wine this has bags of character.
When to drink:
Its richness and ripe flavours make it just great with barbecues red meats or spicy south east Asian dishes.
Suitable for Vegetarians