Ridgeback Shiraz 2005

2008 Michelangelo International Awards - Silver Medal 
A complex array of 'fynbos', white pepper, black olives and red berries. Silky tannins and dry oak spice compliment the long savoury finish.

Enjoy over time with game, oxtail, lamb, ostrich and a hearty soup.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Ridgeback Wines
winemaker : Cathy Marshall
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 1.60 g/l  pH : 3.79  ta : 5.93 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Silver Michelangelo Award 2008
4 ½ star – John Platter 2009

ageing : For now or cellar for 5-8 years.

in the vineyard : 

North-south facing vineyards are grown in a combination of Glenrosa and Oakleaf soils. The vines are vertically shoot positioned on high trellises for optimal vine ripening. Irrigation is scheduled according to soil moisture requirement and leaf water potential profiles.

about the harvest: 

Grapes were handpicked on 11 February - 23 February 2005
Grape Analysis:
Sugar: 24 Balling.
Acidity: 5.2g/l
pH: 3.8

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