This week we're giving you wines of the week; two delicates from the same winemaker.
One white - one red: both from South Africa.
This is a fun and very affordable project from the Carinus brothers, who have vineyards both in Stellenbosch and Swartland. For a long time they've been one of the top producers providing grapes for different winemakers all over Western Cape. From the classic, to the big commercial and the young and hip ones. Everybody wants grapes from the Carinus brothers.
Carinus Syrah 2017 - 209Kr
Medium deep Burgundy red colour. Classic Syrah on the nose with black currants, blackberries and spices from the far east. Hints of oak. Extremely fresh berry sent, that with a little bit of air opens up to more earthly tones.
A very juicy, rich and playful wine in the mouth. Flavours of black currants and blackberries, with nicely rounded tannins. Very nice fruit driven wine, that sent my thoughts to the famous Barbera's of Piemonte.
This will be perfect with a classic Italian pizza or Bolognese. But will also be great with a green or red curry. A very versatile wine, to a great prize.