Shiraz 2007


Riper and sweeter fruit can be noticed in the wine. More

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WinemakerShaun Turnbull
Vineyard Information
Developed ByJaco Mouton
Age of Vines1993
TrellisingFive wire trellising
PruningCondon with spurs
SoilDeep Hutton
PositionSouth West facing slope of Simonsberg on the farm Ernita
IrrigationOverhead sprinklers and some drip
Yield7 tons/ha
Harvest Date(s)14 to 21th March 2003
Wine Information
Alcohol14.29 %
Acidity6.1 g/l
Free SO245
Total SO2109
Total Extract33.6 g/l
Residual Sugar2.7 g/l
FermentationThe mash was given a 3 day cold soak before fermentation. Both blocks fermented separately at 27ºC with 3 pump overs/day and was given a short extended maceration of 9 – 14 days. The wine underwent natural malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and was transferred to oak shortly afterwards.
Maturation18months in wood (50% New oak) 25% American oak of total barrels used.
FiningFining with high quality ellagitannins from French oak trees and proanthocyanidins extracted from gr
FiltrationBulk and light sheet.
Winemaker’s CommentDue to the warmer climate of the 2004™ harvest more riper and sweeter fruit can be noticed in the wine. Cooler fermentation temperatures were followed to keep extraction optimum and to concentrate on retention of varietal fruit aromas. Oaking was still kept more subtle and with less American oak to make the style more classical and show more of the terrioir. A longer barrel maturation time was given to soften up tannins and integration. More Syrah than Shiraz as they would say: Earthy and barnyard with good complexity. Also leather, white pepper and red current. A full bodied wine with excellent depth and complexity on the palate as well. Raspberry, black current and liquorice are only some of the niceties


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1 Bottle, 6 Bottle Case

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