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20 Mar 2019

Sumaridge, Hemel-en-Aarde-Valley

Case of Epitome Shiraz, Pinotage 2011 (R166.50 per Bottle, 6 Bottles)

Not for sale to persons under the age of 18

Retail: R1,400


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2011 Shiraz 60% Pinotage 40% French Oak Barrels Brooding fruit!
Writer's block

Ours is about 3 feet by 3 feet, and on our left is the account's block. The marketing block is down the hall.

We're joking. Obviously.

Ours is at least 5 by 5, and on Wednesdays we're allowed to write in coffee shops to maintain the illusion that we're "successful" and "writerly".

Coming up with a write up for the simple sake of a write up does, however, become difficult when we're staring complete lack of creativity right in the face. But apparently asking management to cancel all the deals for the day isn't a viable fix.

As they so delicately put it, it'd be like a comedian having the option to suddenly cancel a show if they're not feeling up to it. Not on our watch, they said. You'll do a write up whether you like it or not, they said. And be funny, they said.

So here we are, doing a write up and being funny.


This wine, a “Cape” blend embodies what is Sumaridge, the location. A seamless integration showing brooding fruit counterbalanced with savouriness which Encompasses - wild plumb, white spice, smoky meat, damp earth and a luxuriant finish. Friendly but not overbearing, diverse in flavour with complimentary expression of all components to present a well-balanced whole, leaving a lasting impression with a desire to return. An expression of Africa.

Product Features
  • 6 Bottles
  • Varietal: Shiraz 60% : Pinotage 40%
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Wine of origin: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
  • Technical Analysis
    • Alcohol: 14.82%
    • Acid: 6.0 g/L
    • pH: 3.56
    • Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/L
  • Composition: French Oak Barrels (50% New wood)
  • Production: 17300 bottles (1440 x 12 cases)
  • Release Date: October 2017


Starting with Pinotage on 15th Feb (off east facing gravels) & 4th March (off south facing clays) and ending with Syrah 25th March (off elevated sea facing sands) - 22nd April 2011 (off north facing stony clays).

Cellar door: De-stemmed, whole berry with cold soak for up to 5 days.

Fermentation: 3 0% wild yeast in large oak vats and balance with selected yeasts in closed stainless steel red wine fermenters. Post fermentation 8 separate batches taken separately to the barrel.

Maturation: Individual batches are matured for 18 months with a single racking after MLF. The batches were blended after tasting input from the entire staff. Bottled: 8th November 2010 and matured for at least 18 months in our cellars before release.

In the Vineyard

Soils: From deep gravelly loams with rock to shallow weathered granite clays, representation across the property.
Aspect & Elevation: North West from 180-275m above sea level at 8km from the Atlantic Ocean
Trellis & Plant Density: 50:50 spur and Guyot pruned on fence type trellis at 5000 - 3300 plants per hectare

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