Nikela 2007 is a “Cape Blend” of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Shiraz & Merlot. The word “Nikela” (pronounced “Ni-care-la”) is a Nguni (Xhosa/Zulu) word meaning “to offer a gift of dedication, respect or a tribute to one’s ancestors” – this wine being a tribute to winemaker Jeremy Walker’s late parents, Eddie and Betty, who contributed greatly to the establishment of Grangehurst, which was named after their childhood homes – “The Grange” and “Hurst Close” – in England.
Appearance: Aroma: Taste
Dark ruby/mulberry color; red berries with some mint, cedar and mocha aromas & flavors. A full-bodied barrel matured red wine with smooth, ripe tannins.
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Pinotage 34% Shiraz 23% Merlot 8%
Recommended drinking 6 to 15 years from vintage.
Personal Food pairing:
Enjoy this wine with fine cuisine such as yellow fin tuna ravioli, balsamic pan seared chicken livers, grilled kabeljou or slow-roasted lamb shanks.