Blend: 100% Shiraz
Vintage detail: A great year on a gallop. The Stellenbosch region produced a slightly smaller crop but with exceptional quality, which was taken in earlier and faster than the previous years. Viticulturally speaking this year can be described as one of the best or even the best in years with regard to quality. The type of year you can only dream of. Save up, this year brings beautiful wines.
Production volume: 40 hl/ha
Hand Harvested: 100%
Whole berries: 100%
Fermentation vessel: Open Fermenter
Fermentation: Ferment with indigenous yeast
Barrel Type: 300L French oak from Burgundy coopers
New Barrel %: 0%
Maturation: 18 Months
Fining: No fining
Filtration: Coarse filtered prior to bottling
Bottled: February 2017
Alcohol: 14.259 vol%
Total acidity: 5.5 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.