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Usizo Fairtrade Shiraz 2012

Usizo Fairtrade Shiraz 2012

  • A tasty South African New World Shiraz: full-bodied, black cherry nose and smooth, spicy finish.
  • No ordinary, great value wine: this red has Fairtrade goodness in abundance!
  • 'Usizo' means 'assistance' in Zulu, something the sale of this range has been giving to the Fairhills community in South Africa since 2009.

Usizo Shiraz is a feel good red wine on every level. It's a full-bodied expression of the grape with black cherry aromas and a smooth, spicy finish. Just so, so easy to drink! Plus, for the sale of every bottle of Usizo wine, Virgin Wines directly contributes 3x the recommended Fairtrade premium to the Fairhills Project in South Africa. The initiative supports sustainable housing and educational programmes, with hope for children to pursue careers. So you can drink good wine AND change the world!

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Summary

Grape Type:
Syrah / Shiraz
Country:
South Africa
Bottle Size:
75cl
Wine Style:
Full and Fruity Reds
Vintage:
2012
ABV:
13.5%
At its best:
Now - End 2015
Wine Strength
Alain Cajeux

Winemaker: Alain Cajeux

Country: South Africa

At Virgin Wines, we believe wine is not just about 'what's in the bottle'. It's about the growers, their families and the communities around them. The Fairtrade Certification Mark is our independent guarantee that this product has been certified in accordance with international Fairtrade Standards. The purchase of this product enables the improvement of working and living conditions of producers in developing countries and encourages environmental protection and further education.

Produced by one of South Africa's leading Fairtrade wineries in the heart of The Cape Winelands, this wine is not only one of distinction with elegant, vibrant flavours, but it also assists the community. The unique Fairhills Project is lending a helping hand with education, healthcare, working and living conditions. Making a better life for all.

"You can't believe the difference your help makes. A thousand thanks!" - Annelie Abrahams, Lorraine Primary School Headmistress, South Africa.

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