Stanford Hills Shiraz

DECADENT & JUICY

Stanford Hills Shiraz 2014/2015

Vineyard Information

Cultivar: 100% Shiraz
Region: Walker Bay
Appellation: Stanford Foothills
Irrigation:  Complimentary Drip
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Positioning
Soil: Clay & “Koffieklip” (Ferricrete)
Climate: Cool with winter rainfall

Harvest Information

Type: Hand picked
Date: 2 Mar  2015
Yield: 6 tons /ha

Wine Making

Wine Maker: Peter Kastner
Consultant: Niels Verberg

Grapes were hand selected, crushed and allowed 2 days cold maceration before yeast innoculation. Fermentation was done in small bins, punched down four to five times daily. Fermented between 22 & 30oC until dry on skins. Malo-lactic fermentation completed in tank before racking to barrel. Matured in french and hungarian barriques for 10 months (5% new).

Wine Makers Remarks

Colour: Ruby red
Nose: Inviting decadent nose with cloves plums and a touch of eucalyptus
Palate: Dark plums follow from the nose, rich full decadent fruit. A long balanced finish with spicy tannins to support the fruit
Food: Roasts, venison, rich meat dishes and flavourful casseroles.

Analysis

Alcohol: 14.99%
Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/L
Total Acid: 5.5 g/L
Free S02: 6mg/L
pH: 3.72

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