Petite Sirah 2012


If you take a drive 50km due east of Cape Town, and a little bit north in the direction of Paarl, you'll find Fairview Wine & Cheese, est. 1693.

Known as much for their goats and award-winning artisanal cheeses as they are for their wine, Fairview is a popular destination amongst tourists and locals alike.

Fairview has a reputation for being innovative, and third generation vintner, Charles Back, has always been driven to source new wine varieties to introduce onto the South African market. One of these is the Fairview Petite Sirah.

Petite Sirah, a natural cross of Syrah and Peloursin, was discovered by Francois Durif in the South of France in 1920. After tasting the variety, Charles Back introduced it to South Africa in 2004, and so the Fairview Petite Sirah became the only Petite Sirah made and bottled in South Africa!

Fairview Petite Sirah 2012 is the estate's fourth and latest vintage. There's nothing petite about it, though: This is a robust wine that can definitely hold its own!

TASTING NOTES Dark red in colour with blackberries, cloves and a hint of white pepper on the nose.

The palate is silky, creamy and full with a robust tannin structure.

Anthony de Jager, Winemaker

FAIRVIEW WINES Tel: +27 21 863 2450 Cover photo by #wine #CapeTown #sirah