Niel Joubert Shiraz 2004

2007 Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards – Seal of Approval
Michelangelo Awards 2006 - Silver Medal
Courtesy of Dave Hughes
There is a very attractive freshness in the first blush of youth. Really appetising aromas of blackberry, raspberry with tea leaves, sweet spice and herby notes. Slight minty touch with clean spicy oak backing. The mouth is well rounded and smooth with fine, well integrated tannins. Long flavours lead into equally long finish.

Great with rich foods.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Ernie Lecht
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 15 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.8  ta : 5.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
2007 Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards – Seal of Approval
Michelangelo Awards 2006 - Silver Medal

ageing : Loads of potential development over five, six years or more, yet very drinkable now.

in the vineyard : Age of vines: 9 years
Slope and aspect: Western slopes of Simonsberg
Soil: Hutton
Trellis type: 5 wire Perold
Yield: 4 tons per hectare
Irrigation: None
Pruning: 2 arms 4 spurs per arm

about the harvest: Date: 12 March 2004
Method: Hand harvested
Ripeness: 25.7º Balling

in the cellar : Skin contact: 14 days
Barrel maturation: 100% American oak 16 months

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