I am very pleased with the positive reception that La Motte’s Pierneef Shiraz Grenache 2007 has received following its recent launch. Much time, effort and passion has gone into this wine which becomes the latest addition to our premium Pierneef range. Neil Pendock recommended the wine in his column in the Sunday Times. Here is what he had to say.
“Franschhoek producer La Motte is making a big noise with shiraz on its own or in blends with viognier and now grenache. At the launch, this intense beauty ran rings around the French competition: a 2005 Gigondas (Domaine Les Pallières) and a 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Château Mont-Redon). Blood, steel, herbs and sun, as Emile Joubert summed it up.”
For this wine we started with Shiraz as the base and the younger Grenache grapes add dimension and complexity. We also added a small amount of Mourvedre, Cinsaut and Carignan in an attempt to get the perfect blend and balance.
The Shiraz component is from Wellington and Walker Bay while the Grenache and Mouvedre originate from Darling.