Cederberg Shiraz 2007

A powerful yet elegant Shiraz with a multitude of aromatic layers and rich concentration. Expect intense mulberry flavours layered with roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate and spice. A well structured wine with a lingering velvet finish that will age superbly in the next 4 - 8 years. Pair with South African game, powerful cheeses such as a young cheddar or gruyere or indulge by pairing with intricate dark bitter chocolate.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Cederberg
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Decanter World Wine Awards 2009: Gold Medal
John Platter wine guide: 2009: 4 stars

ageing : Maturation period: Optimum 3 - 8 years.

in the vineyard : In The Vineyard
Facing: South-east
Soil type: Red slate/Hutton
Vineyard area: 7.5ha
Trellised: Extended Perold
IrrigationL Suplementary
Clone: SH 1, 9 & 21 on Richter 99 & 110.

about the harvest: Degree Balling at Harves: 25┬░ - 26┬░Balling
Yield per ha: 5t/ha.

in the cellar : Fermentation: Cold maceration for 4 days, inoculate yeast, pump over every 6 hours, went through malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels
Fermentation temperature: 25┬░ C
Fermentation days: 9 days
Barrel Ageing: 70% New / 30% 2nd fill barrels
French 92% / American 8%
Period in wood: 15 months.

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