Rijk's Touch of Oak Shiraz 2014
A 48 hour cold maceration was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. Extraction during fermentation took place by pumping the juice over the skins 3 times per day. Skins were gently pressed 7 days after fermented dry. MLF took place in barrels and mayured for 18 months in 20% 2nd fill, 45% 3rd fill and 35% 4th fill French oak barrels..
Fruit driven medium bodied.
Winemaker: Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist: Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar: 3.1 g/l
Acidity: 6.1 g/l
In the Vineyard
Soil low yielding well drained vertical schale / schist Aspect west, east and northeast.
Trellis and bush vines.
This fruit driven Shiraz from the cool 2014 vintage has an intense ruby red colour with attractive plum and red fruit aromas on the nose with hints of nougat and dark chocolate. The palate is layered with flavour, has a creamy mouth-feel and smooth tannin on the finish. There is a gentle touch of oak on the nose and palate that compliments the wine.
Grapes were night harvested, picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 6.4 tons / ha
At least 7 years after vintage
Recommended to be served at 15ºC