Salt of the earth wine
Generally defined as being representative of the best or noblest elements of society, being called ‘Salt of the Earth’ can be a real compliment. And in the case of Darling Hills’ newly released Shiraz/Cinsault blend, aptly named Groote Post Salt of the Earth 2015, the expression holds true.
The 2015 harvest conditions that produced these grapes were excellent, one of the best in years. The grapes of both cultivars were harvested on the same day and fermented together in open top tank fermenters.
This full-flavoured blend of 66% Shiraz and 34% Cinsault abounds with cedarwood, plum, white pepper and violet notes, typical of Shiraz from Darling, integrated with fresh cherry and strawberry flavours from the Cinsault. The wine is well-structured and smooth with a touch of spice, a subtle earthy mineral undertone and great length.
The Groot Post Salt of the Earth’s distinctive label provides a visual connection to the soul of the wine, thanks to the expertise of Anthony Lane Design Consultancy. Get a bottle from selected sellers across the country from R240 per bottle.