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.
John Plater (2019 – 2020) Review
A variety of red meat dishes. Superb with Moroccan lamb.
WINE OF ORIGIN
Western Cape Province of South Africa 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.
YIELD: 10 – 12 t/ha
BALLING 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 is matured in French oak 3 – 4 months. There after the wine is filtered and stabilized prior to bottling.