Fairview Shiraz 2006

2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Bronze
2008 International Wine Challenge - Commended
2008 Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal

A harmonious blend of fruit and spice, balanced with well integrated oak - will benefit from additional cellaring.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Fairview Wines
winemaker : Anthony de Jager
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.65 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2006 Vintage
2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Bronze
2008 International Wine Challenge - Commended
2008 Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal

2005 Vintage
2007 Decanter World Wine Awards - Commended
2007 International Wine Challenge - Commended
2007 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Gold Medal
Top 10 - Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year Award 2006

2004 Vintage
2006 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Silver Medal

ageing : Will drink well now until 2008.

in the vineyard : Fairview cellar - with its spectacular view of Table Mountain - lies on the south west slopes of Paarl at the Cape of Good Hope. Established more than 300 years ago, Fairview has been in my family for three generations. Our committed team carefully guide the wine from the vine to the bottle, capturing yet another perfect Cape summer.

Winemaker's Notes:
The 2006 vintage was a warm vintage yielding ripe full flavoured wines. Part of the fruit is grown at Fairview on the south western slopes of Paarl Mountain. The Fairview Shiraz vineyards are primarily on decomposed granite soils, and have drip irrigation. The other components of the blend are from dry land vineyards in Agter- Paarl on deep Malmesbury shale soils, as well as two sites in Stellenbosch.

about the harvest: Harvest Date: 2nd week of February 2006
Average yields of Shiraz are kept to below 7 tons/ha by vigorous green harvest.

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