Omstaan Shiraz Petit Verdot 2020

The dark ruby-purple hue of this special blend offers an abundance of jammy aromas, which is complimented by blackberry and ripe plums with smokey meat notes on the nose.

VARIETY: Shiraz / Petit Verdot

WINERY: Orange River Cellars

WINEMAKER: Willie Biggs / Mosdop Dippenaar

WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape

On the mid-palate you will find black fruit, spice and white pepper with a rich and juicy finish.

Roast lamb, game, grilled meat, and aged hard cheeses will pair well with this wine.

alc: 14,7 % vol rs: 3,9 g/l pH: 3,66
type: Red style: Dry ta: 5,4 g/l
body: Medium / Full taste: Smokey/fruity pack: Bottle
size: 750ml closure: Cork wooded
ageing: 2-5 years
Facing: East/West
Soil Types: Deep alluvial soil with grey rock
Age: 19 Years
Yield per hectare: 6 t/ha
Trellised: Two wire trellis
Irrigation: Drip
Harvest date: Early February


Petit Verdot
Facing: East/West
Soil Types: Deep alluvial soil
Age: 10 Years
Yield per hectare: 10 t/ha
Trellised: Five wire Perold
Irrigation: Flood
Harvest date: Mid March

Grapes are harvested at 24-25 brix by hand early in the morning.

Grapes are protected against oxidation by mild additions of SO2 and tannins/oak powder at offloading. From the first moment the grapes land in cement tanks, the process of colour and aroma extraction from the skins begins by hand punch downs, followed by an aeration stage to soften the stringy tannins.

After 5 to 7 days of pumpovers and fermentation, the skins are pressed gently taking care not to release any bitter tannins. The wine is then stored in American oak for 16-18 months. For this range, only the best barrels get selected, right before bottling.

Here, the fusion of Shiraz & Petit Verdot meets for the first time.

  • Veritas -  Silver Outstanding

  • Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge - 85 Double Gold Medal