The Solms Delta Shiraz is a dark and concentrated wine, the Africana is nuanced with liquorice, black cherries, cassis fruit and hints of potpourri. The firm tannin on the palate is balanced by a fine acid and full body that gives the wine a generous feel with a powerful finish.
Deep, concentrated and intense, Africana prefers a powerful food partner: try it with well-seasoned game (it’s especially good with venison pie) or Mediterranean style meals with grilled vegetables, prosciutto and peppery salami’s.
Grape Varietals: Shiraz
Style of Wine: Single varietal Shiraz desiccated on the vine.
Vinification: The desiccated grapes were fermented as whole bunches, together with the stalks and pumped over at regular intervals to ensure homogenization and optimal extraction. Once alcoholic fermentation was completed the wine was pressed off the skins and allowed to undergo natural malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks after which it was racked to barrels.
Maturation: Matured for 16 months in seasoned French oak barrels