Diemersdal: Shiraz 2015

The wine has a complex nose with overtones of black and white pepper, pomegranate, cigar box, cloves and spice. On the palate there is vibrant red fruit, blackcurrant and dark chocolate flavours, under-pinned by well integrated oak with a long spicy finish.
This wine shows a good structure and will develop for years to come.

$26.00

Year: 2015

Origin: Durbanville; South Africa
Blend: 100% Shiraz
Analysis: Alc: 15.06%
Total Acid: 6.2g/l
RS: 2.0g/l
pH: 3.51
Terroir: Slope: North-facing slopes
Soil: Deep red Hutton
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean.
Viticulture: Yield: 14 t/ha
Trellising: 4 wire Perold
Age of vines: 9-28 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

Oenology:
The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness. Fermentation in open fermenters for 5-7 days at 24°C to 28°C. Punch-downs every 4 hours, pressed at 5°Balling. 100% MLF
completed spontaneously in tanks before the wine was racked into 225L French oak barrels.

Maturation:
12 months oak maturation in 30% new 225L French oak barrels.

Winemaker’s notes:
The wine has a complex nose with overtones of black and white pepper, pomegranate, cigar box, cloves and spice. On the palate there is vibrant red fruit, blackcurrant and dark chocolate flavours, under-pinned by well integrated oak with a long spicy finish.
This wine shows a good structure and will develop for years to come.

Food suggestions:
Enjoy with powerful and spicy red meat dishes including venison. Strongly flavoured, harder cheeses pair well with this wine.

Awards:
2014 vintage: Gold – Gold Wine Awards’15
2010 vintage: Gold – Michelangelo Int’l Wine Awards ‘11
2010 vintage: 4 Stars – John Platter Wine Guide ‘11
2009 vintage: Gold – Michelangelo Int’l Wine Awards ‘11
2007 vintage: Gold (Top 3) – AWC Vienna Int’l Wine Awards ‘09
2007 vintage: 4 Stars- John Platter Wine Guide ‘09
2007 vintage: Category Winner – Wine Magazine Shiraz Challenge ‘09