Shiraz 2014

R 135.00


We fermented the 2014 vintage in two separate ways – both in open tanks. We used a method of aerated pump overs which ensures good extraction of colour, the spicy plummy Shiraz flavours and softer tannins. The remaining fruit was picked 2 – 3 days later still in the ‘ideal ripeness’ window and was vinified using a pneumatic punch down four times a day, resulting in more robust tannins as well as excellent structure and concentration.

The wine was then matured in 1/3 new American Oak, 1/3 new French Oak and 1/3 in 2nd and 3rd fill French Oak barrels for 13 months.

The result is a deep red to black wine at the core, paling to ruby at the edges with aromas of cushed spices, pepper, coriander, lavender and fynbos on the nose.

The complex palate has layers of red and black berries, cherries and ripe bloodplums with an undertow of savoury charcuterie and a superb long dry ending with a hint of clove.

It’s very versatile with food – enjoy our Shiraz with steaks, roasts and lamb shank to Springbok and sausage. Loves tomato-based sauces.



De Grendel Shiraz 2014 - PDF

De Grendel Shiraz 2013 - PDF

De Grendel Shiraz 2012 - PDF

De Grendel Shiraz 2011 - PDF



Veritas Awards 2016 Gold

Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2016 Gold

Vitis Vinifera Awards 2015 Double Gold


Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2014 Gold

Vitis Vinifera Awards 2014 Gold

Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2015 Gold


Platter’s 4½ Stars


Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Comp 2013 Gold - Best South African Wine

Platter’s 4½ Stars

Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards 2013 Double Gold

Veritas 2013 Double Gold

Vitis Vinifera Awards 2013 Double Gold


Five Nations Wine Challenge 2012 Double Gold (2nd Place)

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 International Judge's Choice Award

Platter’s 4½ Stars

Platter’s 4 Stars

Platter’s 4 Stars

Veritas 2011 Gold


Platter’s 4 Stars

Veritas 2010 Double Gold


Platter’s 4 Stars

Michelangelo Int’l Wine Awards Gold

Veritas Double Gold


Michelangelo Int’l Wine Awards Gold


South African Airways First Class

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