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Backsberg Pumphouse Shiraz 2008

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Gillaume Nell
Main Variety
Shiraz
Appellation
Coastal
Alcohol
14.28 %vol
pH
3.66
RS
3.6 g/l
TA
6.2 g/l

Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Full

Tasting Notes

Black berry, raspberry and rich mocha aromas are given added complexity via subtle aniseed and vanillin tones, derived from maturation in small French and American oak barriques. The palate has weight and depth due to layers of fruit tannins and sheer flavour intensity.

Ageing Potential

7 - 10 years

Blend Information

100% Shiraz

Food Suggestions

Savoury dishes such as roasted game and winter stews match this dark, brooding wine.

In The Vineyard

CLIMATE: Mediterranean
SOIL TYPE: Clay loam, med-high yield, 300-330m North and North East elevation
VITICULTURE: 8-18 year old vineyards, yield 7-12t/ha

In The Cellar

Soft-skinned Shiraz is fermented warm for 5-6 days. It is pressed to finish fermentation in oak. 12 – 18 months in small oak barrels. Wooded for 18 months.

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