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Frisky Zebras

Frisky Zebras
NV "Seductive", Shiraz, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .29%
Fair Trade Certified
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7.95

Frisky Zebras
NV "Seductive", Shiraz, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .29%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of honey toasted cranberry bread and chocolate nuts with a dryish light-to-medium body and a breezy finish that presents accents of craisins and lime marmalade. A crisp and snappy shiraz with bright berry fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: honey toasted cranberry bread and chocolate nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of craisins and lime marmalade
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and snappy shiraz with bright berry fruit.

The Importer

United Nations of Wine

The Importer
8 Royal Ascot Lane
Sandown, Sandton 2196
South Africa
27 11-884-3304

Shiraz

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Shiraz is made in several countries, but the best-known versions are from Australia. Known as Syrah in other countries, Shiraz is a rich red wine known for its blackberry and plum flavors and moderate tannins. Some examples also have a good amount of pepper, tobacco, licorice and black spice apparent on the palate as well.

There are hundreds of versions from Australia, ranging from less than $10 a bottle to more than $40 a bottle. The lighter versions are easy-drinking and should be consumed within one or two years, while the more expensive versions are best consumed from seven to ten years of age. Shiraz in grown in several regions of Australia, the most famous being Barossa and Victoria.

Given the popularity of Australian Shiraz, some producers in California have labeled their offerings of Syrah as Shiraz.

Pair these wines with grilled and barbecued foods, game birds and roasts.