Cape Jazz Shiraz

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Chantel Radloff ‘Blog Dinner with the mad hatter’
Cape Jazz Shiraz: “….a fusion of fun and liveliness……it is the perfect accompaniment for any celebration.”

Kim Hoepfl, ‘Woman & Home’
“This wine has got fun written all over it. A profound berry red (the colour alone will put you in a good mood)…….. Hand guests a chilled glass the moment
they walk through the door.”

Chantel Radloff ‘Blog Dinner with the mad hatter’
“…..a fusion of fun and liveliness…. it is the perfect accompaniment for any celebration.”

Elin McCoy ‘Bloomberg News’
“festive, sweetly fruity, Italian Lambrusco-like.”

Don Albert, ‘www.richmarksentinel.com’
“I would be happy to serve this at a lunch or braai. It’s not too sweet, it’s fresh and goes with anything. It has a happy festive taste about it. Obviously an excellent Summer wine to be served well chilled…. Seems like Cape Jazz Shiraz is here to stay, both as a music and a quaffing wine.”

Ingrid Motteux, ‘John Platter South African Wine Guide 2008′
“Charmingly soft, dry”.

Allan Mullins, ‘Taste’
Solms-Astor range: “The three ‘musical wines’ are like a breath of fresh air in our often-staid South African wine industry…. their joyous spirit and reasonable prices are guaranteed to get you dancing.”

“At last, a wine that embodies the uninhibited exuberance of la dolce vita … luscious party in a glass. A sparkling Shiraz that’s packed with cranberries, raspberries, cherries and the liveliest sparkle you’ll see this year. At a mere 9% alcohol you’ll have no excuse not to celebrate every day”

Michael Fridjhon, ‘Business Day’
“Perhaps the most interesting of all the Solms creations … give it a try: it’s beautifully made and will certainly reward those willing to let it age a few years in the bottle.”

Kim Maxwell, ‘Wineland/Wynland’
“…a surprisingly pleasant sweet carbonated sparkling wine….a hefty tannin structure and good acidity to counteract the sweetness.”

Cathy Marston, ‘The Nose Wine Bar’
“…it’s a decent price, has nice berry fruit and I think might go rather well with chocolate brownies.”

Greg Landman, ‘SA Country Life’
“Trust the winemakers at Solms to give Shiraz a cheeky pat on the bottom by producing this Lambrusco-style, sweet red charmer … A welcome break from tradition … and just the thing to chase away the blues. Great with oily foods, trifle, fruitcake and petit fours.”

Ludwig Maske, ‘The Franschhoek Tatler’
“A wine you can drink and drink plenty of. A lightly-styled yet very fruity wine with a light sparkle … refreshing stuff.”

Diana Procter, ‘The Witness’
“..all occasion sparkler. Pop the cork whenever you’re in a celebratory mood.”

Tim James, ‘Noseweek’
“a bit of a joke, but a good one”

Sonja Burger, ‘Farmer’s Weekly’
“easy-drinking, approachable, a Cape version of the Italian Lambrusco wines……traditionally light, young, sweet and effervescent.”

Neil Pendock, ‘Sunday Times’
“…this is no tipple for wine snobs. But how to rate a cultural weapon?”

Neil Pendock, ‘Financial Mail’
“authentic gem…..handcrafted for drinkability rather than wine show glory…real party wine.”

Neil Pendock, ‘Sunday Times Travel & Food, Wine Side Bar’
“a sweet, fizzy Shiraz that will be an instant hit at the Matric farewell after-parties … Served chilled to the bone, it’s a wonderful cherry fruit bomb and with an abstemious 9% alcohol level; you can drink it throughout the wedding reception.”

Cathy van Zyl, ‘grape’
“its 9% alcohol, 42 g/l residual sugar and gentle sparkle make it carefree, convivial and congenial: ideal for an impromptu braai on the last few days of a lackadaisical autumn.”

Neil Pendock, ‘The Times, Pendock Uncorked’
“For a “lekker” taste you can’t do much better than a glassful of [this,] shockingly delicious with 42 grams/litre of residual sugar well balanced by high acidity … it comes in at abstemious 9% alcohol”

2012 Release

This petillant (sparkling) wine, is a cross between an Italian Lambrusco (a red wine of the same name grown in Italy) and an Australian sparkling Shiraz. It is 100%  Shiraz and is light, sparkling, low in alcohol and infused with a subtle, fruity sweetness.
Alcohol 9.5 % Vol
Residual Sugar 34 gm/l
Total Acidity 6.6 gm/l
pH 3.3
Recommended retail price ZAR60
For the full Cape Jazz Shiraz 2011 wine profile click here

2011 Release

This petillant (sparkling) wine, is a cross between an Italian Lambrusco (a red wine of the same name grown in Italy) and an Australian sparkling Shiraz. It is 100%  Shiraz, low in alcohol and infused with a subtle, fruity sweetness.
Alcohol 9.5 % Vol
Residual Sugar 38 gm/l
Total Acidity 7.1 gm/l
pH 3.2
Recommended retail price ZAR58 (incl VAT)
For the full Cape Jazz Shiraz 2011 wine profile click here

2010 Release

This is a single-varietal wine, but do not expect conventional Shiraz varietal characters. Made from grapes harvested at 18°C Balling, slow fermented (with no malolactic action) and given a touch of wood. The resultant wine has high acidity – due to the early harvesting – balanced by an underlying sweet note, due to the incomplete fermentation.
Alcohol 9.5%/vol
Residual Sugar 38 gm/l
Total Acidity 7.5 gm/l
pH 3.2
Recommended retail price R58
For the full Cape Jazz Shiraz 2010 Wine Profile, click here

2009 Release (Sorry – Sold Out)

This is a single-varietal wine, but do not expect conventional Shiraz varietal characters. Made from grapes harvested at 18°C Balling, slow fermented (with no malolactic action) and given a touch of wood. The resultant wine has high acidity – due to the early harvesting – balanced by an underlying sweet note, due to the incomplete fermentation.
Alcohol 9.67%/vol
Residual Sugar +-38.8 gm/l
Total Acidity +-7.5 gm/l
pH 3.20
Recommended retail price: ZAR55 (incl VAT)
For the full Cape Jazz Shiraz 2009 Wine Profile, click here

2008 Release (Sorry – Sold Out)

This is a single-varietal wine, but do not expect conventional Shiraz varietal characters. Made from grapes harvested at 18°C Balling, slow fermented (with no malolactic action) and given a touch of wood. The resultant wine has high acidity – due to the early harvesting – balanced by an underlying sweet note, due to the incomplete fermentation.
Alcohol 9%/vol
Residual Sugar 42 gm/l
Total acidity 6.5 gm/l
pH3.5

Solms-Astor – Cape Jazz Shiraz

Cape Jazz Shiraz is a Pétillant red wine shiraz. SA’s very own sparkling Shiraz – a wine that brings a different twist to celebrations! It is light, sparkling and refreshing and also low in alcohol and infused with a subtle fruity sweetness. The taste has already won the acclaim of pundits around the world. It was recently named Best Sparkling Wine on show (and awarded a Double Gold medal) at the important WSWA show in Las Vegas.  Bottled immediately after harvest, in time for the annual Franschhoek Oesfees (the local harvest festival hosted by Solms-Delta), its growing popularity across the world is a testament to its unique, lively taste. Its one-of-a-kind pedigree makes it perfect for celebrations that deserve something extra or a little different. And  remember to always serve it chilled.

On food pairing it shines: Aletta Lintvelt from TASTE magazine said it best at the Food24 Vin-Atics evening “If the reds were girls, the Cape Jazz would have to be the slutty one because it went with everything!”
To download a pdf of two winning recipes for Cape Jazz Shiraz Cocktails, click here!

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Cape Jazz is Cape Town’s very own style of jazz, but it combines things from just about everywhere: the carnival, the church, Africa, America, reflected in the Cape Jazz Shiraz. The essence of Cape Jazz is unpredictability.

The name of the wine combines Richard Astor’s love of music with his dislike of pomposity. This lively, well-priced sparkler is backed by the Solms-Delta reputation for quality.

We welcome you to enjoy a tasting of our Solms-Delta wines at the estate, and become informed about our winery and winemaking techniques by taking our Vineyards, Cellar and Wine Farm Tour, or buy our wines available online via our e-shop or from various stockists and restaurants.

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