Shiraz "Weathered Hands" Paardeberg, Swartland 2018
Dewaldt Heyns, Paardeberg Valley, Swartland
Dewaldt Heyns is one of the Cape's most respected winemakers.” Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate November 2015 Dewaldt Heyns, one of the most talented South African winemakers, has achieved his lifelong dream of making wines from the tiny parcel of ancient vines in his father’s 1.1ha vineyards in Paardeberg Valley, Swartland. Inspired by his time spent learning his craft in the Rhône, it is clear to see its ‘Old World’ influence on his wines, especially his Shiraz ‘Weathered Hands’. After graduating from Elsenburg, he began work at Rust en Vrede with Kevin Arnold who, he says, played a significant role in the way he regards wine. Then followed a period at the newly established Avondale, where he made their maiden vintage, before he joined Saronsberg at its inception in 2003.
Weathered Hands Shiraz, characterised by ripe red berries, delicate violet and spice notes with firm tannins and a long elegant finish.
Grapes: 94% Shiraz, 6% Viognier