Indalo Shiraz 2004

Dark red colour. Fruity nose supported with a full-bodied palate with ripe fruit flavours on the palate, and a hint of spice and leather on the finish.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Swartland Winery
winemaker : Andries Blake
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.18 g/l  fso2 : 45 mg/l  
type : Red  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Wine Magazine 2006 - 3½ Stars
Concours Mondial, Brussels 2005/2006 - Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2006 - Silver

ageing : This wine will improve in complexity over the next 2 years.

in the vineyard : Soil / Viticultural Practices
Grown as bushvines on medium potential soil of decomposed granite on the foothills of the Paardeberg.

Climate
The Swartland falls within the coastal winter rainfall area. Warm, dry summers, moderated by cool Atlantic breezes. Annual rainfall: 400mm average.

about the harvest: All Shiraz comes from selected bushvine vinyards.

in the cellar : Fermented in rotor tanks at 26°C for 10 days with extended skin contact for 3 days to extract more structure. The final blend is made from selected barrels.

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