Shiraz 2007



Shiraz 2007
R600.00 per bottle
R3600.00 per case of 6
Riper and sweeter fruit can be noticed in the wine.

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Winemaker Shaun Turnbull
Vintage 2004
Cultivar Shiraz
Origin Stellenbosch
Vineyard Information
Developed By Jaco Mouton
Age of Vines 1993
Trellising Five wire trellising
Pruning Condon with spurs
Soil Deep Hutton
Position South West facing slope of Simonsberg on the farm Ernita
Irrigation Overhead sprinklers and some drip
Yield 7 tons/ha
Harvest Date(s) 14 to 21th March 2003
Wine Information
Alcohol 14.29 %
Ph 3.58
Acidity 6.1 g/l
Free SO2 45
Total SO2 109
Total Extract 33.6 g/l
Residual Sugar 2.7 g/l
Fermentation The 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.
Maturation 18months in wood (50% New oak) 25% American oak of total barrels used.
Fining Fining with high quality ellagitannins from French oak trees and proanthocyanidins extracted from gr
Filtration Bulk and light sheet.
Winemaker’s Comment Due 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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