DeWaal Shiraz 2004

Comments of the Winemaker
A concentrated rich and full wine with flavours of spices, creamy dark fruit and a smoky undertone.

Uiterwyk Wine Estate produced its maiden vintage of Shiraz in 1999. It was the first Shiraz in South Africa made in the Northern Rhône tradition where Viognier is added to develop a softer more fragrant style.

variety : Shiraz [ Shiraz fermented on Viognier lees ]
winery : De Waal Wines
winemaker : Daniel de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

Four and a half stars in the John Platter Wine Guide 2007

ageing : 7 - 10 years

in the vineyard : Location of Vineyard: Lower down on the north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel and loam
Age of Vineyards planted: 25 Years
RootStock: R99
Method of Trellising: Cordon
Sugar level at harvest: 26° Balling
Yield per Hectare: 7 tons per hectare

about the harvest: Harvest Date: 10 March 2004.

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