Eagle's Cliff - Arendskloof - Shiraz-Tannat 2020
Overview: Eagle’s Cliff Wine Cellar has existed since 1882 and is situated in the beautiful Breede River Valley. The company New Cape Wines was founded in 2000 by owner and winemaker, Christiaan Groenewald, who lives and works on the estate with his two sons. Christiaan Groenewald is one of only five winemakers to have received the prestigious Diners Club Winemaker of the Year award, twice!
The Estate’s premium wines are marketed under the Arendskloof label, whilst the primary estate wines are marketed under the Eagle’s Cliff label. Arendskloof bottles display the word ‘Voetspore’ on the front. This literally translates to “footprints”. The Groenewald family are so passionate about sustainability that Christiaan says when he leaves his vineyard one day all he wants left behind are his footprints.
Tasting Notes: The first thing that hits your nose is a hint of violets with juicy black fruit such as black cherries, blackcurrants and spicy notes of cinnamon and cloves. On the palate you get tart cherries, fresh black plums and a hint of blackberry preserves, with a lingering taste of cinnamon on the finish.
Pairing: This wine would pair well with any cut of steak, burgers and strong pungent cheeses such as Roquefort Blue, Capra Verde and Taleggio. Some poultry dishes such as duck confit would pair well with this wine also.
Format/ABV: 750 ml/15.0
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