Shiraz 2012

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Price: 1 bottle R400          Case of 6 bottles R2 400

Price includes VAT. Prices valid at 1 September 2018.

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Vineyard

SOURCE:

This 2012 Shiraz was produced from fully ripe grapes harvested from Haut Espoir in the Franschhoek region. 

WEATHER:

Prior to ripening, the conditions were extremely dry. This however ensures great quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

HARVESTING:

The grapes were hand harvested in the coolness of early mornings on 7th March.

Cellar

VINIFICATION:

Grapes were de-stemmed, but not crushed, and transferred to open fermentation tanks. During the peal of fermentation, 5 punch downs per day were done. Post fermentation maceration was done for 1 month and then transferred to French Oak barrels, where it underwent Malolactic fermentation. Wine was matured in these barrels for 42 months before bottling.

Tasting & Analysis

TASTING NOTES:

This Shiraz is a typical example of the terroir on the Scherpheuwelberg. White pepper and dark cherry are the dominant characters. Complexity is added from sensitive oaking and barrel maturation.

FOOD ACCOMPANIMENT:

Rich stews, barbecued meat and matured hard cheeses. This wine is released ready to drink and will develop further with bottle ageing. 

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS:

Alc. 15.57% - pH 3.62  Total acid 5.9 g/l 

Residual Sugar 2.78 g/l

PRODUCTION: 3 225 bottles