Dr Charles Niehaus, the iconic signature red wine named after Roodeberg’s illustrious founder, is a Top Three champion for South African Shiraz Blends in the 2021 Shiraz SA Challenge.
Roodeberg Dr Charles Niehaus 2018 won the award for Shiraz driven blends in the annual competition showcasing the diverse styles and best wines produced locally from this grape variety.
Fruit purity and complexity are the crux of this super-premium Roodeberg that has evolved since its maiden vintage in 2010 into a masterly crafted wine. The award winning 2018 vintage is a harmonious blend of Shiraz (41%), Cabernet Sauvignon (27%), Cabernet Franc (12%), Petite Sirah (12%) and Malbec (8%).
Rich and juicy with great depth and fruit concentration, the wine erupts in your glass with aromatic layers of blackcurrant, mulberries and plum enlivened by hints of violets. It is generous and well-integrated on the palate with a grippy tannin structure rewarding with an intense and lasting finish.
This jewel in the Roodeberg crown is a fitting tribute to Dr Niehaus for his pioneering winemaking achievements and creator of this cherished South African wine brand over 70 years ago.