Waterford Estate, Single Vineyard Grenache Noir 2017
Pristine red cherry and exotic fruits with touches of earthy clove spice.
The palate has earthy, savoury flavours along with delicate dry tannins and a soft freshness to carry the fruit.
2017 has been noted as one of the great vintage years in Stellenbosch. Drought conditions prevailed, but temperatures remained moderate-to-cool throughout the season, which resulted in optimal maturation of fruit, but no signs of warmth in the wines. The wines are extremely classical in style, showing tension in the firm and concentrated tannin structures. The cooler conditions also brought about great freshness and purity within the wines.
A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion and accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate, Waterford also has Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) accreditation and is a member of the Biodiversity in Wine Initiative (BWI).
Pair with lean red meats, such as venison. Also pairs well with duck or turkey.