This is a classical blend of specially selected Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz barrels. The wine was matured in French oak for 14-16 months before bottling. It shows beautiful, juicy black cherry flavours with hints of delicate spice and a soft elegant finish.
Artisan Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Number: 197
The Vrede en Lust Artisan Range is an exclusive range of carefully handcrafted wines, made in very small quantities exclusively for our Wine Club Members. For this range the winemakers are encouraged to experiment with different styles and winemaking techniques using small batches of site specific grapes. The labels are reproduced from Susan’s own handwritten versions of the labels.
The Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Block 14 higher up on Vrede en Lust. The Shiraz is mainly from our Ricton vineyards, with a component from Block 5 (in front of the winery).
The Ricton fruit contributes more spice and more primary fruit, while Block 5 contributes violets and the tannin structure. Components were matured separately in 225l French oak barrels.