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Fairview Solitude Shiraz

2003 Fine, expressive nose with warm, spicy, perfumed dark fruits. Displays rich, ripe aromas of liquorice, spice and chocolate, complemented by concentrated blackberry fruit flavors. Spicy sweet fruit middle cut by fresh acidity and succulent tannins. Complex, forward yet elegant with good texture.
$44.00 / Bottle   $528.00 / Case

Additional Information

Fairview is a family owned wine and cheese business located in Paarl, 40 miles from, and within sight of, the natural glory that is Table Mountain. Charles Back, the owner of Fairview, is the third genera­tion of Backs to head the family business since it was purchased in 1937 by his grandfather who had immigrated to South Africa from Lithuania in the early part of this century. He started a small business in Paarl, which was a success. He then decided to start farming during the First World War, buying the farm Kleinbabylonstroen, which eventually became Backsberg wine estate, and is now owned by Charles’ cousin, Michael.

Fairview had already been in the grape business for many years before the Backs bought the farm. The first European settlers on Fairview received their title deeds in 1693 from Simon Van der Stel, the second Dutch governor of the Cape of Good Hope. Fairview quietly prospered through the years as a mixed farm. Fairview was put on solid foundations by Charles Back, the grandfather of the pres­ent owner. When he passed away, his son inherited the farms. Cyril Back guided Fairview to prosperity through hard work and careful management.

Solitude is made from 8-10 yr old vines in single dryland Pdberg vineyard.