OENOFOROS Product Details 0367 Oenoforos Delheim Cabernet - Shiraz 2020
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Country: South Africa, Coastal Region Wine, Western Cape, Stellenbosch
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
Tasting Notes: Deep crimson in colour with a purple hue which indicates the youthfulness of this wine. On the nose cherries, blueberries and some peppery hints with slight savoury undertones. The
palate lingers with flavours of juicy fruit supported by silky tannins. The fruit intensity is highlighted in this vintage.

Food Pairing: Macaroni & Cheese / Beef sirloin / Boointjie bredie (green bean stew)

Delheim is owned by the Sperling family. The late Michael Hans “Spatz” Sperling, was the Patriarch and also a South African wine industry legend. His wife Vera still resides on the farm. Eldest son Victor Sperling and eldest daughter Nora Sperling-Thiel serve as Directors of the company and live on the farm with their families. The other two children, Maria and Nicholas, live in Europe. The Simonsberg is named after the first Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel, after which Stellenbosch is also named. In 1699, he granted the freehold of this piece of land to Lourenz Kamfer, a German. It was originally named De Driesprong. The farm had various owners until Mr Hans Otto Hoheisen bought it in 1938 as a retirement home for himself and his wife Deli. DELHEIM comes from the German for “Deli’s home”. 

Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0367




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The Grape
Shiraz & Cab.Sauvignon
Shiraz/Cabernet (or Cabernet/Shiraz, depending on which is the dominant variety) can be described as Australia`s archetypal red wine blend. The blend can trace its roots back to 1865, when the famous Dr. Guyot recommended it for the sunbaked vineyards of Provence. It became popular in the early 1960s and 1970s and came about largely due to the high demand for red wines and that fact there was not enough Cabernet Sauvignon to meet this. At this time Shiraz was widely regarded as inferior to Cabernet Sauvignon and was still being grubbed up in Australian vineyards up until the mid-1980s.

The fleshiness and richness of Australian Shiraz acts as perfect foil for the more tannic and angular Cabernet Sauvignon and the blend is often matured in American oak, which adds notes of vanilla and spice. The proportions in the blend vary from 50/50 to 80/20 in some cases. It is seen across the whole quality spectrum in Australia and the blend is now been used in Languedoc Roussillon in France as well as in South Africa and California.