Touch of Oak Shiraz 2014

R130.00R3,120.00

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.

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Description

Cultivar

100% Shiraz

Characteristics

Fruit driven medium bodied.

Tasting Notes

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 mouthfeel refined and smooth tannin on the finish. There is a gentle touch of oak on the nose and palate that compliments this delightful wine.

In the Vineyard

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

Harvest

Grapes were night harvested and picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 6.4 tons/ha

Cellar Practices

A 48-hour cold maceration period 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 matured for 18 months in 20% 2nd fill, 45% 3rd fill and 35% 4th fill French oak barrels.

Ageing Potential

7 years after vintage

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 15ºC

Analysis
Winemaker Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 3.1 g/l
Acidity 5.5 g/l
ph 3.46
Alcohol 14.47 %
Appellation Tulbagh

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Quantity

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