FRAM, Shiraz 750ml 2018South Africa, Swartland
Here at Fram we’ll always sail into uncharted waters, to boldly search for whatever great grapes lie behind the next hill, over the next horizon. Bringing great wines from the Here Be Dragons areas of the wine map. With an extremely shaky captain like myself at the helm, this can only be an exciting journey.' – Thinus Kruger, Winemaker
Grown in the Swartland.
There is an old sign as you head into Riebeek Kasteel from Hermon that reads 'Welcome to Shiraz country'. It was true many moons ago and is still just as true today. This wine is from a selection of vineyards around the Swartland, combining barrels from the granite sands in the Paardeberg with those from wines that came from the koffieklip soils west of Malmesbury. My vision is to make a wine that will focus on freshness, and show lively fruit, ranging from red cherry to the black savouriness of liquorice.
The current vintage has yet to be released, the tasting notes below are from the previous vintage:
'Light-feeling, pure-fruited 2017 has delicious charm - but also hint of austerity, though the tannins have typical Swartland subtly firm softness. Older oak, like 2016 (3.5 stars, 85 pts). 13% alcohol.' – Platters Guide 2019, 89/100
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|Variety||Shiraz / Syrah|
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