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16 May 2018

La Vierge,Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

Michael Adams Shiraz 2015 (6 Bottles, R66.50 per Bottle)

Not for sale to persons under the age of 18

Retail: R800


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Shiraz Hemel & Aarde Ridge Hemel & Aarde Ridge Red berry Cherry and plum fruits notes Juicy fruit and soft tannins Michael Adams inspired
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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.


These vineyards of the Hemel en Aarde Ridge are situated within close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy moderate to high elevation that give them a unique cool site expression. The maritime climate being more “temperate” in style, where parallel mountain ranges channel the southerly sea breezes through the appellation during the summer. These winds, in turn, bring regular sea mists and overcast conditions to the valley and with it more even temperatures. The average temperature is 19° C and rainfall, approximately, 750-800mm per year.

These wine bottles are unique in the sense that their label has been designed in association with the famous artists, Michael Adams.  Michael Adams, M.B.E. probably the Seychelles' best known artist has been living and working in the Seychelles since 1972 and this wine is part of the Seychelles collection designed by him. His vividly coloured pictures show up a wealth of detail and evoke the fecundity of the islands in a way that no other artist can match. Michael Adams was awarded the Member of British Empire award for his services to the artist community.

Product Features:
  • Varietal and Origin 100% Shiraz
  • Soil Type Deep Clay soils of the Bokkeveld series
  • Aspect South and South East
  • Age of Vines 8 years
  • Vines per hectare 3500
  • Average Yield 8 tons/ha
  • Technical Analysis: 
    • Alcohol by volume 13.45 %
    • Total Acidity 5.6 g/L
    • pH 3.61
    • Volatile Acid 0.62 g/L
    • Residual Sugar 1.2 g/L

Technical Notes: The grapes were destemmed and crushed into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. A short cold soak was followed by natural fermentation. The temperature was maintained at 26-28°C until the wine is dry.

Styling: This wine shows red berry, cherry and plum fruits and a soft and subtle spice hint on the nose. The palate is fruity with a touch of vanilla, complimenting the juicy fruit and soft tannins.

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