14/08/2016 – Fire Flower, Shiraz Mourvedre 2015

(2016) From vineyards in the Western Cape, a wine that pays homage to the northern Rhône, blending Shiraz (and Mourvèdre) with 2% of the white grape Viognier à la Côte-Rôtie. Despite its 14.5% alcohol it displays a delicate and very attractive floral, white pepper and exotic fruit lift to the darker berry fruit. Unoaked, the palate is all about abundant, buoyant freshness, with plenty of red and black fruits, a juicy acidity and a stripe of tannin and earthy grip that gives broad food-matching appeal too: summer barbecues especially. Until 23rd August its price is £5.49 - the main reason for its Wine of the Week award. Watch the video for more information and food-matching suggestions.

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