Groot Constantia Shiraz 1996

Lovely densely deep red colour, with wafts of smokiness, peppery flavours and intensely grapey and concentrated with loads of elegant flavours.Drinks well now and the taste is full of fruit. Will benefit from further bottle maturation.


variety : Shiraz | Shiraz
winemaker : Bob de Villiers
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.91 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  

ageing : 7 years

in the cellar : Extended maturation on the skins (1 week). 1/5 new wood. Third fill and ex Chardonnay barrels which has been re-shaven and re-toasted up to 4 pump overs per day during fermentation.

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