Private Cellar Shiraz 2013

R250.00R7,500.00

Concentrated aromas of winter melon and quince on the nose with hints of golden delicious apple.

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Description

Cultivar

100% Shiraz

Characteristics

Elegance, finesse, complexity and concentration of fruit – full bodied

Tasting Notes

This complex wine from a great vintage has an enchanting deep red colour and complex aromas of mulberry, black fruit and cinnamon, with spicy vanilla undertones. Mature but soft tannin structure which gives a rounded yet complex palate. The fruit and character has integrated well with the French oak that was selected for ageing. Broad and creamy with a long aftertaste. An elegant vintage to remember.

In the Vineyard

Soil Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist
Aspect west, north and east
Trellis and bush vines

Harvest

Grapes were night harvested and picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 5.7 tons/ha

Cellar Practices

A 48 hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. During fermentation extraction by a combination of manual punch downs and pipeage were done 3 times a day. MLF took place in the barrel. Matured for 22 months in 35% new, 40% 2nd fill and 25% 3rd fill 300 litre French oak barrels.

Ageing Potential

At least 15 years after vintage

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 17°C

Analysis
Winemaker Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 2.9 g/l
Acidity 5.9 g/l
ph 3.47
Alcohol 14.69 %
Appellation Tulbagh

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Quantity

Bottle, 1 Case, 2 Cases, 3 Cases, 4 Cases, 5 Cases