premier shiraz

 

Shiraz NV (L)

A medium-bodied, wood-matured red wine. Typical Shiraz flavours on the nose, while strong berry flavours follow through onto the palate. A versatile wine, enjoyable with a variety of red meat dishes. Superb with lamb.

 

Tasting Notes

A medium-bodied, wood-matured red wine. Shiraz thrives in our region, so you’ll find the typical ripe maraschino cherry, plum and white pepper flavours on the nose, while prominent berry flavours follow through onto the palate.

 

Enjoy With

 A variety of red meat dishes. Superb with Moroccan lamb.

 

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 planted on warmer north and north westerly slopes. Vineyards are trellised, 5 wire Perold system, with basic canopy and crop management. Vineyards only receive supplemental irrigation. Harvested mid February to the beginning of March.

 

The Harvest

YIELD: 10 – 12 t/haBALLING AT HARVEST: 24,5 – 26°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. On completion of malolactic fermentation the wine are matured in French oak for 6 – 8 months. There after the wine is filtered and stabilized prior to bottling.

 

Blend Information

100% Shiraz

 

Technical Analysis

Winemaker Ryan Puttick
Alcohol 14% Vol
pH 3.63
Residual Sugar 4,5 g/l
Total Acid 5,60 g/l
Volatile Acid 0,44 g/l
SO2 45 mg/l

 

Characteristics

Type Red
Style Dry
Taste Fragrant, Spicy, Wooded