Boland Cellar Reserve Shiraz 2004

The No 1 Reserve range of wines is the pinnacle of Boland Cellar teamwork between the grape producer, viticulturist, winemaker and the market and is the product of carefully selected grapes and wine from vineyards that have a proven history of excellence.

This is a wine with a rich, intense purple colour and is full-bodied with spicy, smoky and some floral aromas. This wine shows something different that proves the adaptability in different terroirs and the diversity of this variety in different vintages. The wood and fruit flavours are well integrated and on the palate the soft firm tannins of this wine caresses your tongue to compliment the lingering vanilla aftertaste.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Boland Kelder
winemaker : JD Rossouw
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.92 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.42  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2007
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: Boland Shiraz No. 1 Reserve 2005 - Gold
Selections Mondials des Vins Canada: Boland Shiraz No. 1 Reserve 2002 - Gold
Santam/Paarl Shiraz Challenge: Boland Shiraz No. 1 Reserve 2005 - Competition & Consumer Winner

2006
Monde Selection Bruxelles: Boland Shiraz No. 1 Reserve 2002 - Gold
Swiss Air Lines International Wine Awards: Bioland Shiraz No. 1 Reserve 2002 - Gold

2003
Mundus Vini International Weinakademie, Germany: Boland Shiraz No. 1 Reserve 2002 - Double Gold, Best Overseas Red Wine
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: Boland Shiraz No. 1 Reserve 2002 - Gold

2001
International Wine and Spirit Competition, London, UK: Chris Hancock Trophy - Best Shiraz: Boland Kelder Shiraz 1998 - Gold
in the vineyard : Origin of the grapes
This rich, complex variety is especially suited for the Mediterranean climate of the Paarl area and its shale and duplex soil types. This well-balanced wine originates from two vineyards from the foothills of the Paardeberg. The vineyards range from 9 – 13 years of age and are planted 110 – 150 m above sea level.

Viticulture
The soils range from deep well drained and well aerated shale soil that allows roots to penetrate deep for optimal nutrition and moisture to yellowish brown duplex soil with a mix of gravel and clay in the bottom layer that preserves moisture. The younger vineyard receives three irrigations per year and the older vineyard is irrigated as required. In both vineyards vines are trellised on a 5-wire Extended Perold system with movable wires and are carefully spur pruned and manipulated by specialized canopy management techniques to make optimal use of the abundant sunlight. Grapes are thinned to ripen as evenly as possible for best results and yields ± 8 tonnes to the hectare.

about the harvest: The grapes were carefully handpicked in the cool second week of March at optimum flavour and tannin ripeness. These grapes create a dark, ruby red, full-bodied wine with plum and spicy flavours.

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