I have only had one bottle of this wine so far and was a little disappointed. I think I will decant the next bottle and see if this smooth's out the wine a little more.
What varietals go into this wine?
Notice the SGMV on the front label? They stand for Shiraz 80% Grenache 10% Mourvedre 8% and Viognier 2%
Wine Maker Notes
The farm surrounded by Granite hills looks over the panoramic scenery of the Limietberg Mountains. The terrain, abundant with natural fynbos provides ideal soil and drainage for the growth of the vineyards especially that of the red grape varieties. The area provides plenty of opportunities for quiet strolls around the farm and more ambitious hikes into the hills.
Ridgeback winery is situated on the northern slopes of the Paarl Mountains, this quiet corner of Paarl provides ideal growing conditions for the vineyards which give our premium brand Ridgeback and second label Vansha their distinctive characteristic flavours.
Our distinctive wines reflect the character and individuality of the Rhodesian Ridgeback dog - the hallmark of our brand. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is native to South Africa. Its history can be traced to the Cape Colony of Southern Africa where the early pioneers used them for lion hunting.