About This Wine
It is quite a sight after a rainfall.
On the slopes of South Africa’s Paarl Mountain, Paarl Rock resembles a black pearl anytime it rains, and since black pearls are rare, Mary-Lou Nash felt it was the perfect name for her boutique wine estate — a place where she would craft rare and wonderful wines.
As the co-owner, viticulturist and winemaker for Black Pearl, Nash has complete control over winemaking. She is eminently qualified for the task, having earned a wine evaluation certificate from Stellenbosch University, and now holding the prestigious title of Cape Wine Master.
For her sustainable wine known as “The Mischief Maker,” Nash chose a blend of 85% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre. “These varieties meld beautifully into a smorgasbord of aromatic herbs and spice,” she says. “It offers lovely concentration in a fairly dry and classic style.” It’s big yet perfectly balanced — a true rarity of a wine.
About Red Blend
- Grape Composition:85% Shiraz (a.k.a. Syrah) and 15% Mourvedre
- Grape Source:Paarl, South Africa
- Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Blueberry, Chocolate, Cherry, Forest Floor and Sweet Cedar
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels for 14 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2018
- Food Pairing Suggestionvenison tenderloin steaks with dried cherry sauce and mashers.
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