Vintage Selection Shiraz 2015
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Vintage Selection Shiraz 2015

R105,00

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WINEMAKER:
Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN:
Coastal

TERROIR / SOIL:
Rolling hills of decomposed granite with clay subsoil from Paarl, Darling and Stellenbosch.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
14 - 19 year old vines were planted on a vertical trellis system, allowing for easy foliage management, controlling the exposure of the grapes to sunlight and encourage even ripening. These regions are situated 15 – 55 km from the cold Atlantic ocean with average temperatures of 8-19°C during winter and 13 - 29°C during summer. The average annual rainfall is 450mm.

WINEMAKING:
100% Shiraz grapes were harvested from selected vineyard blocks and cold soaked for 2-3 days at 13 - 14°C. Alcoholic fermentation was completed after 15 days in stainless steel tanks. The free run juice was barrelled down with malolactic fermentation and maturation taking place in a combination of 20% first fill French oak barrels and the balance in second and third fill barrels. The wine matured for 14 months in barrel before blending.

ANALYSIS:

Alc:

14.49 % vol

TA:

5.1 g/L

RS:

4.1 g/L

pH:

3.50

APPEARANCE:
Dark ruby red with bright youthful rim

TASTING NOTE:
Beautiful layered aromas of mulberry, violets and plum supported by infused allspice. The palate has richness with good length and smooth tannins.

SERVE WITH:
Your favourite cut of grilled red meat with some root vegetables or an Eastern Mediterranean vegetarian moussaka.


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