Joostenberg Family Blend Red 2015
By Christian Eedes, 30 June 2016
Joostenberg in Paarl have come up with an uncomplicated but entirely likeable drop in the form of its Family Blend Red 2015. A blend of 91% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre and 4% Viognier, all grapes are certified organic. A third of fermentation was done whole bunch while maturation lasted 10 months, 65% in older oak and 35% in tank.
On the nose, red and black berries, some peach and a little earthiness. The palate is fairly bursting with fruit and tannins are remarkably soft – hearty, honest and well suited to being thrown back in large amounts with pasta or pizza. Approximate retail price: R90 a bottle.
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