Vondeling - Erica 2014Elegant And Balanced
Country of OriginSouth Africa
- BodyMedium-Full Bodied
- Food MatchRoasted Dishes
- Grape TypeShiraz/Syrah
- Style of RedFull & Fruity
Vondeling Erica is named in honour of Erica hippurus, a species of fynbos (vegetation type occurring in the Western Cape region of South Africa) that is endemic to the Paardeberg mountain, the home of Vondeling wines.
Rich deep red / purple colour. The wine has an opulent nose of juicy plums and sweet blackcurrants. Interlaced with this are hints of spicy cloves, nutmeg, black pepper and coriander seeds. The palate is well weighted oak brings its own spiciness, with plenty of svelte dark fruit and chocolatey richness. The wine has a full, viscous texture and a long finish.
Match with de-boned leg of lamb, barbequed over a hot bed of coals or hearty, slow cooked rolled pork belly with root vegetables and herby roast tomatoes.