Hercules Paragon Shiraz

 

Shiraz

A full-bodied Shiraz with smoky raspberry/black cherry bouquet. Spicy, leathery undertones. Ready to be enjoyed now. Can store away for another 5 – 8 years. Serve with your favourite red meat dish. Excellent with lamb.

 

Tasting Notes

Full-bodied and wood – matured  in small oak barrels, this exceptional wine has a smokey pepper, black cherry and mulberry bouquet with fennel and leather undertones.

 

Enjoy With

The best matured steak, or oven-roasted lamb shanks

 

Geography

Western Cape Province of South Africa – Paarl Surrounding areas, cold wet winters, hot dry summers.

 

In The Vineyard

The vineyards are planted on East facing slopes in the area of Paarl. The vineyards are all trellised, 5-wire Perold system. Basic canopy and crop management are applied and supplemental irrigation is available. Harvested mid-February.

 

The Harvest

Yield: 6-8 t/haBalling at harvest: 25 – 26,5 B

 

In The Cellar

Fermented on skins for 7 – 12 days after which the skins are pressed and the wine is inoculated with malolactic bacteria to initiate a secondary fermentation. The malolactic fermentation takes place in small bariques. On completion, the wines are racked and aged for 12 – 18 months in French and American bariques. Wine is given only one coarse filtration prior to bottling.

 

Blend Information

100% Shiraz

 

Technical Analysis

Winemaker Ryan Puttick
Alcohol 14%
pH 3.62
Residual sugar 3.54 g/l
Total Acid 5.44 g/l
Volatile Acid 0,54 g/l
SO2 45 mg/l

 

Characteristics

Type Red
Style Dry/Wooded
Taste Spicey Raspberry