Km From Cape Town
Why is this the ideal site to grow Shiraz? The Cutting reveals the unforgiving soil profile, an insight into why our vines have to toil, and how the grapes – and subsequent wines – deliver such intensity of flavour.
Our winemaking technique is simple; an expression of purity of fruit; we hand pick at optimum ripeness, crush, and ferment with a proportion of whole bunches depending on the season.
How are we unique… well, we did it all ourselves. Rod, Judy and Daniel planted The Cutting vineyard in 1998, with the sole purpose of becoming vignerons and supplying quality Shiraz to local wineries. Before long, single vineyard wines from The Cutting vineyard emerged, showing quality that could not be ignored.
“The 2019 Marananga Wine Show has again celebrated the wines of Barossa’s Western Ridge. This year’s show received 120 entries across 29 producers and 11 classes. Based on national standards and derived using a 100-point scale, The Cutting was pleased to win the trophy for Best Barossa Shiraz for their 2017 Barossa Shiraz. Maranaga Wine Show
Small batch, handmade Barossa shiraz at its finest – a young couple going it alone with their personal consideration about style and tradition resulting in a delicious regional expression. Using fruit from the Stonewell district, there’s an initial attraction of gingerbread spice before you spill headlong into a palate of classicly rich, dense plum/blackberry cast with chalk-dusty tannins. The thrill is how this swells with lovely shiraz sweetness yet is foiled by the faintest bitter chocolate notes. I’m in!
Best with: South American mole pork
“Tasting all three of their vintages so far demonstrated that their shiraz is somewhat akin to a steel fist in a velvet glove – very approachable but with an inner core of steel that will see their wine evolve over time into a divine Shiraz.” – Dan Traucki, Wine Business Magazine