Doorkeeper Shiraz

Doorkeeper ShirazShiraz 2017

History

The label displays the original doorkeep on the historic doors of the Hartenberg underground facility, where the wine is matured, prior to bottling. There is also a hidden/unspoken symbolism that the Doorkeeper Shiraz gatekeeps for the triumvirate of other Shiraz's in the Hartenberg portfolio.

Production

  • Barrel Ageing: 12 months in older fill French Oak (225 li)
  • Maturation: Up to 6 years from vintage
  • Alcohol: 14% by volume
  • Residual Sugar: 1.95 g/l
  • Total Acid: 6.1 g/l
  • pH: 3.43

Food Pairing

Game, lamb and beef dishes of all kinds.

Tasting Note

Dark red/black in colour. Perfumed notes of black cherry and pepper on the nose, with a hint of violets. Beautifully elegant on palate entry, juicy, succulent mid-palate; ending with lingering red and black fruits and fine dry tannins.

Independent Tasting Note

"Gentle, enough spice & sweet fruit for savoury frame, with tannins for a few years." ~ Platter's

Pricing

R 95.00 per bottle
R 570.00 per case of 6

All deliveries of 24 bottles or more within South Africa will be free of charge.