This luscious Shiraz boasts sensational flavours that affirm the very best food enhancing characteristics. Oak matured to produce a silky, velvet mouth feel with a slight spicy feeling on the swallow. Colder growing conditions makes for a much more elegant mouth feel, focusing on fruit rather than spice.
Appellation: McGregor (in the Robertson Valley of South Africa.)
Vineyard Detail: Shiraz
Harvest Information: Date: First week of February
Alcohol.: 14. %
VOL Age of Vines: 15 Years
R.S.: 3.47 g/l Temp at Fermentation 18º C- 25º C
T.A.: 6 g/l ºB at Harvest 24.5ºB
Skin Contact: Slow and cold fermentation on the skins for 14 days
Fermented in large open top fermentation tanks. Manual punch down every 6 hours ensured a cool fermentation on the skin cap. The wine is aged in second and third 225 litre French Oak barrels, medium toast, for 14 months. Malolactic fermentation is completed in the barrel.