Art Space Shiraz-Mourvèdre 2017
Saronsberg, Tulbagh “[Saronsberg] is currently bestowing wine lovers with exceptionally fine wine, especially Rhône-inspired blends that hit that sweet spot between elegance and hedonism.” Neal Martin,The Wine Advocate
Nestled at the foot of the mountain after which it is named, Saronsberg is a contemporary addition to the rich heritage of Tulbagh Valley, comprising 40 hectares of vines: two-thirds red, one-third white. Created by Nick van Huyssteen in 2002, Saronsberg is managed by winemaker Dewaldt Heyns and it is clear to see his love of Rhône winemaking styles in the two Shiraz-dominated wines under the ‘Artspace’ label, which are cracking value for the price. Dewaldt has worked in Sonoma, USA, and also in France, which he says broadened his horizons, and he is a member of the prestigious Cape Wine Guild. This proved to be a win
The soft textured tannins, full-bodied mouth-feel and silken finish lends itself as a platform for a heady mix of red berry and black fruit flavours combined with floral notes and fynbos nuances.