Saronsberg's Artspace Shiraz, Saronsberg, Tulbagh 2014
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
Rich and inviting aromas of black pepper, sweet spice and ripe plums, which are followed by soft, silky tannins, a full body, ripe juicy red and black fruits and a touch of cinnamon on the palate. Artspace Shiraz is a very elegant wine with a delicious lingering plumminess on the finish.
Grapes: 100% Shiraz