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Shiraz

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R 240

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750 ml (Standard)

2017


Cultivar:

100% Shiraz

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

90 Points - Tim Atkin 4.5 Stars - Platter's

Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 1.6
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 10 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

The wine shows pronounced floral notes backed up by white pepper, lilies and violets as well as a hint of fennel. Notes of dried flowers are folded into the background. The palate is powerful yet graceful featuring ripe fruit complemented by savoury notes which keeps the wine balanced. The stems from the whole bunches add a chalky texture while at the same time maintaining freshness.

Cherry
Cherry

Fennel
Fennel

Violets
Violets

White Pepper
White Pepper

The wines produced in the Helderberg ward of Stellenbosch are heavily influenced by cool sea breezes and ideal soil conditions. This allows for longer ripening periods, lower yields and all the associated benefits for the production of fine wines. Our mission is to produce wines that are expressive and individual, employing artisanal, non-interventionist principles in the vinification process. The guiding principle driving this process is that the winemaking must always respect the fruit and all cellar inputs serve the purpose of capturing the personality of the fruit, rather than imposing the winemakers vision for what the wine is supposed to taste like.

A single-vineyard wine from a unique Helderberg parcel. The site unusually features three different soil types within a single block.

Picked in 4 different phases over 2 weeks due to the diversity in soil make-up. The grapes are de-stemmed into open top fermenters, including 30% whole bunches, and undergo a cold soaking for 3-5 days. The wine ferments naturally (without the addition of commercial yeast) for a period of 14 days during which it is punched down manually once per day. Thereafter it is gently basket pressed and moved by gravity into barrel.

The 2017 was raised for 11 months in French oak, of which 10% was new. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered on the 14th February 2018.

Food pairing

Serve with Karoo lamb chops and rosemary infused roast potatoes.

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