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Zandvliet Estate Shiraz 2013

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Jacques Cilliers
Main Variety
Shiraz
Appellation
Robertson
Alcohol
14.5 %vol
pH
3.56
RS
3.1 g/l
TA
5.2 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Full

Accolades

2016 Vitis Vinifera - Gold

Tasting Notes

Colour: Deep ruby red.
Nose: The wine introduces you to a ripe complex nose showing flavours of plums, blackcurrants and pepper with hints of dark chocolate and mixed spice.
Palate: These deep flavours follow through to a seamless, supple and complex palate with added hints of dark chocolate.

Ageing Potential

Drink now till 2020.

Blend Information

100% Shiraz

Food Suggestions

Boeuf Bourguignon! Need I say more? Decant for essential oxygenation to bring out the full potential of the wine Chill to 18° C for best results.

In The Vineyard

Terroir

Slope: All aspects
Soil: Limestone rich, red clay to gravel bed broken soils
Climate: Moderate summer, with low night temperatures, cold winter
Wind: Cool south easterly (summer)

About The Harvest

Yield: 6 - 8ton/ha

In The Cellar

Maturation: Matured in seasoned French and American oak barrels for 18 - 24 months.
Oenology: Fermentation at 25° - 30° C, vigorous pumpovers to onset of fermentation. Malolactic in tank. Long barrel contact - two decants per year.

The Team: Winemakers: Jacques Cilliers (2012) | Ettienne Malan (2011) | Johan van Wyk (2000-2010)

Other Vintages

Zandvliet Estate Shiraz 2013 Jacques Cilliers Shiraz
Zandvliet Estate Shiraz 2011 Jacques Cilliers Shiraz
Zandvliet Estate Shiraz 2010 Jacques Cilliers Shiraz
Zandvliet Estate Shiraz 2009 Ettienne Malan Shiraz
Zandvliet Estate Shiraz 2008 Ettienne Malan Shiraz
Zandvliet Estate Shiraz 2007 Johan van Wyk Shiraz

Additional Information
The Shiraz vineyards of Zandvliet are planted mainly in the direction of the prevailing winds, on the gentle slopes of the foothills south of the Cogmans river flowing through the estate. The clayey soils are limestone-rich contributing salty, mineral characters and elegance to the wine. As a result, Zandvliet Shiraz remains one of South Africa's favourite red table wines.