Neethlingshof Shiraz 2001

Bronze - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
International Wine Challenge 2005 - Seal of Approval 2005
Veritas 2005 - Bronze
Colour: Intense, rich ruby with a slight youthful purple tinge.
Bouquet: The nose has an excellent integration of peppery, spicy, herbaceous and fruity aromas.
Taste: On the palate the wine is firm and full, yet soft and succulent with an excellent structure and fruit flavours to support the wood.

An ideal companion to game, veal and grilled linefish.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : De Wet Viljoen
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.48 % vol  rs : 2.66 g/l  pH : 3.60  ta : 6.14 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Bronze - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
International Wine Challenge 2005 - Seal of Approval 2005
Veritas 2005 - Bronze

ageing : This wine will reach its full potential in seven to nine years.

in the vineyard : Viticulturist: Eben Archer
Planted in 1987, the vines which produced this wine are grown on the slopes of the Bottelary Hills where they are cooled by breezes off False Bay during the hottest part of the day.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand in March at 26° Balling.

in the cellar : Using a pure yeast culture, the mash was fermented, after destalking and crushing, in rotation tanks at 27° C. Fermentation took seven days s to complete whereafter the skins were pressed. After malolactic fermentation the wine was left on the lees for a month before being matured in a combination of new and second-fill oak for 19 months.

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