Excelsior Robertson Shiraz 2021
Region: Robertson, Breede River Valley, South Africa
Bottle size: 75cl
On the nose, this wine has prominent aromas of dark cherry and sweet violet, with additional notes of pepper. The palate is soft and juicy, leading to a refreshing finish.
Excelsior Estate is located in Robertson and has been owned by the De Wet family since 1859. The estate has had various incarnations, including ostrich farming and racehorse rearing, but has always been used for vine growing. Freddie De Wet and his sons, Peter and Jacques, now run the 230 hectare estate that is focused on the ‘big five’ varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Robertson is located 100 kilometres east of Cape Town, where, although the climate is hotter, it is moderated by sea breezes and the Breede River.