Seaward Shiraz
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Seaward Shiraz

TASTING NOTE:
Perfumed aromas of mulberry, cassis and blackberry are supported by subtle pepper and anise. The mid-palate is balanced with concentrated fruit flavours and smooth, dense tannins.

SERVE WITH: Charcuterie, tapas and deli-style food.

APPEARANCE: Deep ruby red with a bright youthful rim.

ANALYSIS:

Alc:

14.55 % vol

TA:

5.6 g/L

RS:

3.7 g/L

pH:

3.52

WINEMAKER: Heidi Dietstein

ORIGIN: Coastal region (Groenekloof)

VINEYARD, SOIL AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
15 – 20-year trellised vines yielded the fruit for this cool climate wine. The topography ranges from flat to eastern-facing slopes that are cooler, thus promoting fruit preservation. Rich, deep, decomposed granite soils with good water retention and medium-fertility resulted in low, concentrated yields that contributed to the fruit complexity and tannin structure. Due to the proximity to the cold Atlantic Ocean, the fruit develops slowly resulting in wines with balanced fruit and acidity.

WINEMAKING:
The grapes were harvested by hand from selected vineyard blocks and destemmed and crushed into stainless-steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation was completed after 15 days on the skins. The free-run juice was barreled down for malolactic fermentation, with maturation taking place in French oak barrels (20% first fill and the balance in second and third fill). The wine matured for 14 months before blending.

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