Seven Sisters Dawn 2008 Pinotage/Shiraz
Dawn is a medium bodied, easy drinking wine with smooth, ripe plum, mild pepper flavors and a hint of spice. Enjoy on its own or with pasta, steak or an after-dinner cheese course.
Colour: Deep bright ruby with slight crimson edge. Nose: Open upfront with pepper, plum and dark berry fragrances layered with savoury and spice aromas. Palate: Smooth ripe plum and mild pepper flavours with a hint of spice. Firm, but smooth tannins and a pleasant long aftertaste. Overall: Pinotage / Shiraz is characterized by intense pepper and plummy fruit flavours, yet round, smooth and deliciously easy drinking.
Wine of origin: Western Cape Varietals: Pinotage 60% Shiraz 40% In the vineyard: The grapes are sourced from lowyielding, vines with the focus on quality fruit and maximum flavour potential.
When making this wine we set out to combine fruit flavours with soft, dry tannins. The grapes are harvested, crushed, then the juice is fermented on the skins until dry with two aerations per day. After malolactic fermentation the wine is racked and bottled.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy on its own or with pasta, steak or an after-dinner cheese course