Western Cape, South Africa
Horny Owl Shiraz from Lothian Vineyards is a beautiful red wine gem from Elgin, just 45 miles southeast of Cape Town. In its opulent setting on the banks of the Palmiet River and a private lake in the Elgin Valley, Lothian Vineyards shines in a class of its own. It is situated in the Kogelberg, the world's richest and most diverse biosphere with more than 1800 plant species, of which over 70 are found nowhere else on the planet. Nighttime in this ecological paradise is the realm of the horned Cape Eagle Owls, whose amorous activities are shrouded in darkness!
The Horny Owl range of cool climate wines is designed for everyday fuss-free enjoyment. Produced in limited quantities to ensure the highest quality, these wines were uncompromisingly crafted from only the finest hand-harvested, cool-climate Elgin fruit and created to offer instantaneous enjoyment in their youth, but with ample pedigree to ensure sumptuous gratification if carefully cellared at a time in the not too distant future. The label is irreverent, a tad risqué, a lot of fun and aimed to elicit jovial conversation, break the ice, cajole a smile or perhaps ignite a moment of bliss.
Horny Owl Shiraz is dark ruby-purple in color with an aromatic nose of dark cherry, raspberry and plum with white pepper, floral, and herbal notes. Medium to full in body yet elegantly restrained, the palate is packed with fruit and soft tannins.
Enjoy Horny Owl Shiraz with lamb chops, BBQ beef ribs, steak and aged cheeses.