Kanu Shiraz Limited Release 2004

2008 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal (78/100)
Deep ruby colour with a cerise rim. Freshly milled pepper bouquet with hints of nutmeg and cloves on a berry base. Sleek and flavourful; concentrated fruit with soft vanilla wood tannins. Well balanced with a long lingering aftertaste. The wine will gain in complexity during the next two to five years.

Serve at 19°C. Ideal with char grilled black mushrooms; moussaka; game birds simmered in red wine; pan-fried pork filled; Ossobucco; and waterblommetjie bredie (a traditional South African lamb stew made with a endemic Cape water lily).

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Kanu Wines
winemaker : Richard Kershaw
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.85 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.6 g/l  so2 : 88 mg/l  fso2 : 18 mg/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
98 Vintage: Gold medal at Veritas 1999 ; **** Wine Magazine – May 2000 edition.
02 Vintage : Scored 90/100 in USA Wine Spectator
03 Vinatge: **** Wine Magazine – August 2005 edition. Scored 89/100 in USA Wine Spectator - November 2005 edition; **** in John Platter
04 Vintage: 2008 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal (78/100)

ageing : 5 – 10 years

in the vineyard : Soil Type: Decomposed Shale
Age of vines: 5 Years – planted in 1999
Trellising: Vertical shoot position
Vine Density: 3 500 vines / ha
Yield: 4.5 tonnes / ha
Irrigation: Yes, drip

about the harvest: Picking date: 2 - 9 March 2004
Grape Sugar: 25°B at harvest
Acidity: 6.6
pH at harvest: 3.6

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