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Shiraz

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R 105

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750 ml (Standard)

2016


Cultivar:

93% Shiraz, 7% Mourvedre

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

4.5 Stars - Platter's 90 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

14.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 1.9
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: up to 5 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

The wine has a stunning garnet colour leading to a ruby red rim. The aromas are full of notes of chinese five spice, ripe red fruits, violets and dried herbs. The palate is packed full of ripe red berry flavours, with notes of dried herbs and sweet spices. The tannins or firm yet silky lingering on the finish .

Sweet Spices
Sweet Spices

Dried herbs
Dried herbs

Violets
Violets

TOKARA prides itself on making wines that are site specific. Even though vineyards were initially planted on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain at the Stellenbosch property, two other farms, Highlands in the Elgin district and Siberia in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, were additionally acquired. In doing so TOKARA is able to produce wines which express the distinct characteristics of these three prime wine producing regions.

The vineyards crop at between 12 and 20 t/ha. The grapes were handpicked at optimal ripeness with sugars between 22.5 and 26 degrees brix and acidities ranging from 4.5 to 7.5 g/l.

First the fermenters are loaded with 25% whole bunches by hand before the remaining capacity of the tank is filled with destemed and crushed fruit. The grapes are left to cold soak until the fermentation starts spontaneously. They were fermented in stainless steel and wooden upright (foudre) fermenters. Pump-over’s, dellastage and punching down of the cap were implemented twice a day for extraction until fermentation was completed. The tanks were given maceration post fermentation if the quality warranted it, depending on tannin development. The wines were put to barrel for malolactic fermentation after which they were sulphured up and left in barrel for further maturation.

The wines spend a total of ten months in barrel, 9% of which is new French barriques with the balance being 2nd to 5th fill barriques. After which the batches are blended and then kept in stainless steel for a further 6 months before being filtered and bottled. The wine was bottled in May 2016.

Food pairing

A perfect pairing with roast pork loin, quail, or duck breast.

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