Price: 1 bottle R400 Case of 6 bottles R2 400
Price includes VAT. Prices valid at 1 September 2018.
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This 2012 Shiraz was produced from fully ripe grapes harvested from Haut Espoir in the Franschhoek region.
Prior to ripening, the conditions were extremely dry. This however ensures great quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
The grapes were hand harvested in the coolness of early mornings on 7th March.
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
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.
Rich stews, barbecued meat and matured hard cheeses. This wine is released ready to drink and will develop further with bottle ageing.
Alc. 15.57% - pH 3.62 Total acid 5.9 g/l
Residual Sugar 2.78 g/l
PRODUCTION: 3 225 bottles