The Western Cape is home to the vast majority of the South African wine industry, and the country's two most famous wine regions, Stellenbosch and Paarl. The Western Cape is littered with spectacular mountain ranges that form the Cape Fold belt. These are extremely important for viticulture across the whole region, contributing soils and mesoclimates ideal for the production of premium wines. Ithafa Shiraz features explosive aromas of earth, spice, and dark fruit all combining to make a very intriguing blend. The nose bursts through with peppercorn, charred wood, and tobacco, with a background of fruit notes of blackberry pie, plum jam, and violets. The palate is balanced and soft, with the fruit notes highlighted - blackcurrants, baked plum, with subtle cinnamon stick and cloves. Pair with spicy dishes, lean meats and hard cheeses.