Blend: 100% Shiraz
Vintage detail: In spite of one of the wettest season in years an outstanding vintage with regards to quality and quantity. The winter of 2013 was very wet which allowed the buildup of very good water reserves. It was cold till late in the season which made initial growth of the vineyards slow. Rain in November caused an increase of decease pressure and increase in the spray programs. Rain during end January and beginning February with subsequent warm weather afterwards caused very fast ripening of the grapes and thus sped up the harvesting.
Production volume: 40 hl/ha
Hand Harvested: 100%
Whole berries: 100%
Fermentation vessel: Open Fermenter
Fermentation: Ferment with indigenous yeast
Barrel Type: 225L French oak from Burgundy coopers
New Barrel %: 0%
Maturation: 14 Months
Fining: No fining
Filtration: Coarse filtered prior to bottling
Bottled: October 2015
Alcohol: 14.26 vol%
Total acidity: 5.3 g/l
The wine has a beautiful dark purple red colour. The nose shows a lot of black pepper, sweet violets and fresh plum notes. The palate is quite refined and somewhat minerally with a lovely sweet sour balance of dried plums and a savoury finish.