Doorkeeper Shiraz

Doorkeeper ShirazShiraz 2016

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: 14.22% by volume
  • Residual Sugar: 2.1 g/l
  • Total Acid: 6.2 g/l
  • pH: 3.42

Food Pairing

Game, lamb and beef dishes of all kinds.

Tasting Note

Beautiful cedary oak top notes on bouquet entry. Also aromas of cherry, dark chocolate and spice. The elegant palate is packed with berry fruits, more wood spice and fine dry tannins make for a long finish.

Independent Tasting Note

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

Pricing

R 92.00 per bottle
R 552.00 per case of 6

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