Lifestyle Shiraz

 

LS-SHIRAZ

Youthful with a rich, plummy/spicy nose. Lovely ripe berries on the palate with a long finish. This wine deserves food with a touch of spice, or to be enjoyed by a warm fireside.

 

Tasting Notes

Youthfully unwooded, off-dry red wine with a rich spice, nut and mulberry palate. Lovely ripe berries on the palate with a long finish.

 

Enjoy With

Food with a touch of spice, tomato-based stews, or roasted meats.

 

Wine Of Origin

Western Cape

 

Geography

Western Cape Province of South Africa – Paarl and surrounding areas.  Cold wet winters, hot dry summers.

 

In The Vineyard

Vineyards situated on cool, Southern slopes in the Paarl area.  Soils are deep, rich and well drained.  We prefer the grapes be planted in an East-West row direction.  5-Wire Perold system trellising.  Planting density at 1,2 x 2,7 metres. Basic canopy-, yield-, and crop management, additional watering after veraizon.

 

The Harvest

YIELD: 12 – 15 t/haBALLING AT HARVEST: 23,5 – 25 °B

 

In The Cellar

Fermented on skins for 7 – 12 days; Malolactic fermentation, fined and filtered. No wood treatment.

 

Blend Information

100% SHIRAZ

 

Technical Analysis

Winemaker Ryan Puttick
Alcohol 13.45% Vol
pH 3.62
Residual Sugar 6.0 g/l
Total Acid 5.96 g/l
Volatile Acid 0.56 g/l
SO2 45mg/l

 

Characteristics

Type Red
Style Off-dry
Taste Spicy Plum