Slaley Shiraz 2003

More 'Syrah' than 'Shiraz', this wine is earthy and barnyardy with good complexity. Also leather, white pepper and red current. A full bodied wine with good depth and complexity on the palate.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Slaley Wines
winemaker : Shaun Turnbull
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.67 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Age of vines:
Block 300: 10 years
Block 306: 4 years
Trellising:
Block 300: Five wire trellising
Block 306: Bushvine
Pruning: Cordon with spurs
Soil: Deep Hutton
Position: South West facing slope of Simonsberg on the farm Ernita
Irrigation: Overhead sprinklers and drip
Yield:
Block 300: 7.34 Ton/ha
Block 306: 1.83 Ton/ha
- Jaco Mouton

about the harvest: Harvest Date:
Block 300: 14 February 2003
Block 306: 21 February 2003

Due to the warmer climate of the 2003 harvest, riper and sweeter fruit is apparent in the wine.

in the cellar : Oaking was kept more subtle with even less American oak. A longer barrel maturation time was given to soften up tannins and promote integration.

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