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Home Our Wine 2009 Shiraz

2009 Shiraz

Kyburg-Shiraz

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
A wine with an intense ruby red, rich concentrated colour. Wild berries and raspberries expression with hints of pepper, spice and vanilla oak. A palate with length, expression and silky tannins.
 
The Vineyard
Altitude: 110 – 140m
Soil Type: Oakleaf & Tukulu
Planted: 2000 & 2001
Irrigation: Drip
Viticulturist: Frans Snyman
 
The Harvest
Method: Hand-picked in 20kg crates
Yield: 8 t/ha
Time: end Feb to early March
 
The Winemaking
Winemaker: Jacques Fourie
Must treatment: Cold maceration for 4 days
Fermentation: SST Tank
 
Maturation
12 months in French oak 20% new, 80% second fill
Bottled: July 2010
Release: end 2013
Production: 12’000 bottles
Aging potential: >10 years
 
Technical Analysis
Alcohol: 14.5%   PH: 3.5
Total acidity: 6.1 g/l   Residual sugar: 4.8 g/l
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