South Africa has been producing wine longer than almost every other country in the world outside of Europe. Needless to say, with centuries of experience, the country has been pumping out some phenomenal wines on a consistent basis. During the 1600’s, Dutch navigators quickly recognized that the area’s diverse soils, unlimited sunshine, and prevailing sea breezes would provide ideal growing conditions for a wide variety of grapes.
Within South Africa lies the Robertson Valley and more specifically, the Robertson Winery. Fed by the Breede River, the vineyards are supplied with an abundant, fresh supply of mountain water that helps them produce top-notch wines year after year.
The Robertson Winery SMV 2014 is blend of primarily Shiraz (88%) with a touch of Mourvedre (11%) and Viognier (1%). This wine has a pronounced nose of mulberries, plum, and a hint of smoked meats. French Oak aging adds a hint of spice and pleasant structure which leads to a velvety finish.