Carmen Stevens Petite Sirah 2017
Carmen Stevens Petite Sirah 2017
A rare wine with only 1620 bottles produced.
Not only is it highly socially responsible, but Carmen has a great sense as a wine maker.
Aromas of dark chocolate, caramel, plums, red fruits, spices and warm fruit. Soft and rich acidity, ripe blueberry flavor, astringency is smooth and smooth, plump body. The oak flavor and slightly rich fruit are well balanced, and the fresh fruit flavor continues on the finish. A pure, fruity, beautiful wine with pleasant acidity, gentle spice, and a hint of sweetness. It's delicious even if you drink it slightly chilled. 100% Petite Syrah, which is rare even in South Africa.
Beef, mutton & fruit sauce, etc.
Great for yakiniku, etc.
Country of origin/production area
south africa pearl
Only 1620 produced. I have a serial number!
Social contribution type wine. A portion of the profits from this wine are used to fund school feeding projects in poorer areas of the Western Cape. Limited merchandise.
*Depending on the stock situation, the vintage of the wine to be shipped may differ from the description. If you are interested in vintage, please contact us before ordering.
red full body
● Location: Stellenbosch Wine is produced by purchasing grapes from various regions of the Western Cape. The wine is rich, fruity, dense, feminine and New World style. This wine is an expression of her passion as a winemaker Carmen, and at the same time a sense of her mission as a project organizer to support the present and future of many poor children in the Western Cape. Carmen, with her beautiful twinkling black eyes, is a small but powerful woman who always overcomes obstacles and moves forward.
“Within five years, I will have my own winery and my own vineyards. I will also have a tasting room and entertain guests.In that way, I will be able to provide more women and children with a bright future and opportunities. And we want to expand sales to Asia and other parts of Africa.”
Carmen wants to tell her children, "No matter how hard it is, your dreams will come true if you work hard." In fact, she grew up in a poor environment, but wine opened up her world. Anything is possible." A single mother who enjoys cooking and eating out with her two daughters when she is not working.
● Carmen School Lunch Project:
2011: Carmen started by serving soup three times a week to three primary schools (400-500 students) in Belhar, Stellenbosch, where she lived since she was 13.
2020: 25 communities, 53 schools, 10,310 students, serving a total of 3,716,999 meals. The donation/operation cost is 4,974,102 rand (approximately 34,818,714 yen).
Usually, 1.5% of Carmen's sales (transaction) amount is devoted to this project, and others are also collecting donations.
● Cap: Cork.
●Cultivation/Manufacturing: Harvested from two different blocks in the same field of pearls. The concept is to complicate the final wine by using two different blocks of grapes. I chose the pearl field because the pearl is a warm area and secures the sunlight. Fermented in whole bunch after harvest, 10% matured in American oak. Care was taken to extract as much of the ripe, pure flavor of the grapes as possible. During maturation, lees are removed three times. It softened the color extraction and astringency.
●Production volume: 1620 bottles.
Aging potential: Vintage +10 years.
● Label: The label is a tiger that Caitlin, the eldest daughter, drew in elementary school when she was 6 years old. If you look closely, the tiger has a person on the right side, a bird on the left side, and a dog in the middle. According to Carmen, the label shows how different people perceive the same wine in different ways. Each bottle has a bottle number.
#South African wine
drinking is not allowed before 20. Drunk driving is prohibited by law.
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy and lactation may adversely affect the development of the fetus/infant.