Luddite Shiraz 2018

Embodiment of a warm embrace
Syrah (Shiraz)
  • $129.00

More about this wine!

NOTES: Plum, Blackberries Clove Vanilla

BODY: Medium +



TANNIN: Medium


ORIGIN: Coastal Region (Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Swartland, Constantia & More), South Africa

MAKER: Luddite


  • Syrah (Shiraz)

FERMENTATION: Organic Heavy Wood

AWARDS: &gt, 90 pts


ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: Five-spice BBQ spareribs, Cantonese roast duck, Galbi Jjim (Korean Braised Short Ribs)

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: Bistecca al pepe, roast leg of lamb, hamburgers


Luddite Shiraz 2018

Luddite Shiraz has an incredibly dark plum colour with lighter purple tones on the edges. The bouquet is a medley of flowers, sweet dark fruit, cinnamon and a touch of vanilla. Bold and dry on the palate with a fresh tannin grip and bright line of acidity. Juicy dark plum and blackberry fruit flavours with layers of pepper, vanilla and cloves. Closes in a long and decadent finish.

100% Shiraz. The fruit comes from two blocks on Luddite's vineyards: Old and Young block. These vineyards are on the Eastern slopes of the Houw Hoek Mountains (Bot River, Western Cape region).

The Old and Young Blocks went through vinification and maturation separately, only coming together in the final blend one month before bottling. Experimentation with the addition of stalks to fermentation, up to 30% in some open fermenters. A portion of the wine went through fermentation in tanks, another portion in barrel selection. The portion in tank fermenters spent 5 weeks on skins before pressing, settling then racking to barrel. The portion in barrel was in 32% new Oak to 4th fill with most French Oak. After 2 years ageing in barrel, the final blend was made before bottling.