This is a beautiful example of cool climate Shiraz. The tannins are silky and rounded with great spice and character on the palate. The nose is rich and full of flavour with hints of tobacco and white pepper that accentuate dark red fruit of blackberries, plum and dark cherries.
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
Type: Hand picked
Date: 2 Mar 2015
Yield: 6 tons /ha
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.
Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/L
Total Acid: 5.5 g/L
Free S02: 6mg/L