Maro

Shiraz 2016

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Maro

Shiraz 2016

ALC/ VOL

13.0%

Our Maro Shiraz derives its name from Liz Ogumbo’s soundtrackMaro Pamore from her debut album KenSoul.  This wine has a deep, dark red colour with aromas of plums and red berry fruitcake on the nose along with hints of nutmeg.

 

Like the spicy character of ‘Maro’ (translated from Luo to English to mean to mother-in-law), Our soft-yet complex ‘Maro’ Shiraz will awaken your taste buds and undertones of chocolate and tobacco leaf will linger for a while and slowly fade away, leaving your palate satisfied.

The palate is dense, very well rounded and supported with a smooth, velvety tannin structure along with flavours of mulberry, blackberry fruit and vanilla.

 

Scan the QR code on the wine bottle and let our ‘Maro’ wine tantalise your taste buds traversing into your auditory senses through her melodies and rhythmic soundtrack.

"Okello k'Onyango kwayo maro kado to maro pamore"

-- Liz Ogumbo, Maro Pamore --

 

Tasting Notes

The wine has a deep, dark red colour. Aromas of plums and red berry fruitcake greet you on the nose along with hints of nutmeg. The palate is dense, very well rounded and supported with a smooth, velvety tannin structure along with flavours of mulberry, blackberry fruit and vanilla. The soft, complex palate will awaken your taste buds and undertones of chocolate and tobacco leaf will linger for a while and slowly fade away, leaving your palate satisfied.

Ageing Potential

This vintage can be enjoyed up to 2022, but will reach its best drinking potential towards the end of 2020 and with optimum cellaring will peak only towards the end of 2019.

In The Vineyard

Origin: Western Cape
Altitude: 200 - 400m above sea level
Age of vines: 6-13 years
Slopes: Western facing slopes
Row direction: North-South
Soil: Decomposed granite, Oakleaf and Tukulu formations

In The Cellar

Wood: 14 months in 300L French oak barrels of which 13% was new.

Blend Information

100% Shiraz

Food Suggestions

Slow cooked casseroles, herb-roasted or spiced meat and vegetable dishes, robust and ethnic dishes from all over the world served with savoury sauces with a little dark chocolate and flavoured with a dash of chilli will all go very well with this wine. It will also pair well with game dishes. It will love grilled or barbecued foods as it latches on to the pronounced ‘browning’ flavours that develop with these cooking methods and also pairs well with a rack of braaied spareribs with a sweet or spicy basting sauce. Our Shiraz also works with sweeter sauces, cranberry jellies and relishes that accompany many savoury dishes. It also loves everyday dishes such as cottage pie, bangers and mash, beef cooked in red wine, mushrooms on toast, and a mild, rare pan-fried steak.

 

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