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Kloovenberg Wine Estate

Kloovenberg Shiraz, Swartland, South Africa

Kloovenberg Shiraz, Swartland, South Africa

Shiraz Symphony: The Kloovenburg Ensemble

History and Pedigree:

Nestled in the heart of South Africa's Swartland region, Kloovenburg's vines trace back to a rich familial tapestry woven with dedication and passion. Purchased in 1956 by the pioneering spirits of the Du Toit and De Kock families, Kloovenburg emerged from the combined vision of a sheep farmer and a businessman-turned-mayor. The subsequent generations, starting with Piet' Spiere' du Toit and his wife Barbara, embraced the challenge of vineyard farming, laying the groundwork for Kloovenburg's ascent in the wine world. Fortified by education and familial legacy, their son propelled Kloovenburg into the future, marrying tradition with innovation. The brand Eight Feet, inspired by the involvement of his four sons, epitomizes the familial bond and commitment to excellence that Kloovenburg stands for.

Production Highlights:

The Kloovenburg Shiraz 2018 is a masterpiece of meticulous craftsmanship. Handpicked from the estate's prime blocks, the grapes are cooled overnight to preserve their essence. The vinification process combines crushed and whole cluster fermentation, enhancing complexity and depth. Natural fermentation in diverse environments, followed by extended skin contact and barrel aging in Allier French oak, culminates in a wine of unparalleled structure and character. This process, emblematic of Kloovenburg's dedication to quality, ensures a Shiraz that is a testament to the Du Toit family's relentless pursuit of winemaking excellence.

Product Details:

  • Region: Swartland, South Africa
  • Composition: 100% Shiraz
  • Vine Age: 9 – 20 years
  • Soil Types: Schist & Weathered Sandstone
  • Yield: 6 - 8 ton/ha
  • Alcohol: 14.08%
  • RS: 3.6 g/L
  • pH: 3.52
  • TA: 5.7 g/L

Sensory Perception:

The Kloovenburg Shiraz 2018 captivates with its intense ruby hue, heralding a bouquet of red cherry and blueberry mingled with violets and a peppery spice undertone. On the palate, it unfolds as medium to full-bodied, with a structure that commands attention, softened by silky tannins. This symphony of flavors celebrates the Swartland terroir, offering a harmonious balance long after the last sip.

Pairings and Occasions:

This Shiraz finds its perfect match in dishes that echo its robust and refined character. From a grain-fed beef fillet to sticky BBQ pork ribs and even a spicy beef tortilla or a classic pepperoni pizza, it complements a range of flavors, making it a versatile choice for any occasion. Whether a formal dinner or a casual gathering, the Kloovenburg Shiraz 2018 elevates the meal, promising a memorable dining experience.

A Legacy in a Bottle:

Kloovenburg's Shiraz is not just a wine; it's a narrative of family, tradition, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. With each bottle, the Du Toit family invites you to partake in their journey, offering a taste of their heritage and the bountiful Swartland region. The Kloovenburg Shiraz 2018 is a testament to the family's dedication to creating wines of distinction, a symphony of flavors waiting to be discovered.

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