2015 Shiraz Mourvedre Viognier
The Shiraz and Viognier vineyards are all situated in and around Stellenbosch while the Mourvédre fruit comes from Darling. 2015 was an amazing vintage with near perfect growing conditions with enough rain in the winter of 2014 and cool and dry growing conditions in summer of 2015. Canopy management was crucial and included suckering and leaf breaking to ensure enough sunshine in the bunch zones. Green harvest on the Shiraz and Mourvédre, at 80% veraison, was done to ensure even ripening.