Windy growing and ripening periods resulted in smaller berries, which will lead to good concentration of both colour and flavor making 2020 vintage an exceptional year for red wines.
All the grapes were harvested by hand. Each vineyard block was vinified and kept separate through the entire maturation process. The grapes were crushed and immediately prepared for fermentation. Pump-overs were done 4 times a day with punch downs. Extended post maceration was done resulting on the wine being 30 days on the skins. This allows the wine to produce softer more approachable tannins. The wine was pressed into French oak barrels and left for aging for 12 months before blending and bottling took place.
Soil & Terroir
The soil consists of 10% clay with the balance medium sand to coarse gravel on a north-western slope for 2 of the blocks. The row direction is 45 degrees west of north. Block 4 is on a flatter piece with substantial rocks. Water management is done by drip irrigation.
This Shiraz shows notes of upfront black and red berry fruits, hints of spice and develops in the glass as the wine develops. On the palate the wine is smooth with a juicy tannin structure yet noticeable for such a youthful wine. The finish is long and savory with a touch of pepper spice at the end. Enjoy this wine now or age it up to 10 years.
Alc: 13.34 vol%
Total Extract: 28 g/l
Res sugar: 2.2 g/l
T.A: 6.3 g/l
V.A: 0.54 g/l
Goes well with Braised Oxtail and any game dishes enjoying this cold winter days.