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Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz

Shiraz grows like it wants to fly away. And the cautious farmer will mutter that nothing good will come from such a wild thing. But find the soil and climate to balance this effervescent nature, and you have the chance of making something beautiful. We hand-pick our delicious grapes in the quiet, cool of early morning. Lovingly tendered fermentation takes place in open top fermenters, using ancient wine crafting methods. This ensures delicious, age-worthy wine with a silky structure and a brooding, mysterious nature, capable of surprising you with its power and energy – a real Dark Horse! The Dark Horse is our touchstone, our mantra, our moving target, our other name, our dreams reflected.

R431,00

Alcohol
14.5%

Region
Robertson, South Africa

Variety
100% Shiraz

More Information - Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz

A complex combination of white pepper, cigar box, mint and a concentration of dark fruit, supported by subtle spicy undertones.The complexity on the nose flows over to the palate. The wine is big and round on entry with silky smooth tannins that show well even though the wine is still young. Nice fruit on the back palate combined with a well-balanced acidity is responsible for a lingering finish and rounds off a perfectly balanced wine.

Back Story & Wine Information

The first few Flagstone vintages in the late 1990s were an adventure in winemaking, characterised by very little sleep, much wine, back-breaking work and the discovery of great food…actually, not much has changed.

Pairing
Kudu fillet with couscous and a red wine reduction.

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