Fairview Petite Sirah 2018


In keeping with his innovative repertoire, Charles Back introduced the Petite Sirah mother block to South African soils in 2004. Indulge in a deep red, full bodied wine offering intense plum characters, a robust palate with juicy tannins and an elegant finish with hints of lingering pepper. Pretty much the best thing since sliced Fairview bread.

Wine Info
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Grapes are sourced from a trellised vineyard on the upper slopes of the Fairview farm on Paarl Mountain. The vineyard was planted in 2004 on decomposed granite soils. Summer canopy management practices include removal of leaves to open the canopy to sunlight and a few tipping actions. The yield is controlled by dropping bunches post veraison.


The grapes were handpicked, and fermentation took place in stainless steel. The must underwent pump overs up to three times a day at the beginning of fermentation to assure good concentration. The intense colour and tannin of this variety, we tend to press before the end of fermentation to allow for a good balance without over extraction. The wine was matured in specifically toasted French and American oak barrels, of which 40% were new French oak barrels. The wine aged for 24 months in barrel, allowing the tannins to polymerize and soften, before being racked, lightly filtered and bottled

Additional Information
Wine Range





Petite Sirah

Wine of Origin



Inky dark red colour


Aromas of black berry compote, sun-ripened plums and hints of baking spice and liquorice.


The palate is full bodied and generous, with flavours of cinnamon and black fruit, finishing with robust age worthy tannins and a lingering dry finish.

Alcohol Percentage


Residual Sugar

3.3 g/l

Total Acid

6.2 g/l





Variety Percentage

Petite Sirah: 100%

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