Slaley Shiraz 1998

Extended maceration, due to harvesting at full ripeness resulted in a deep ruby red wine with a strong tannic structure although softened by an egg white fining. Its bouquet of concentrated pepper and cinnamon is well supported by the vanilla of the oak barrels.


variety : Shiraz | Shiraz
winery : Slaley Wines
winemaker : Christopher van Dieren
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.76  ta : 5.7 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Five star, Wine Magazine, September 1999
Veritas double gold 1999
Michaelangelo gold 1999
Wine of the Month reserve club
Blue train millennium wine list

ageing : Enjoy in its youth or age for up to 10 years from date of harvest.

in the vineyard : Age of vines: 1993

Trellising : 5 wires

Pruning : Cordon with spurs

Soil : Deep Hutton

Position : South-West facing slope of Simonsberg on the farm Ernita

Irrigation : Overhead sprinklers

Yield : 7 Ton / Ha

Harvest Date : 02 March 98

in the cellar : Fermentation : 10 days on skins at 30ºC

Maturation : 14 months in wood, 50% new American oak, rest French oak

Fining : Fresh egg white ; 1 egg/Hl

Filtration : Light bulk filtration

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