Solms-Astor Cape Jazz Shiraz NV

Light, sparkling and refreshing. Low in alcohol and infused with a subtle fruity sweetness.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Hilko Hegewisch
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 9.5 % vol  rs : 38.0 g/l  pH : 7.1  ta : 3.2 g/l  
type : Sparkling  style : Sweet  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : Low in alcohol, it was made for immediate enjoyment.

in the vineyard : Label detail: Cape Jazz is Cape Town's very own style of jazz, but it combines things from just about everywhere: the carnival, the church, Africa, America. The essence of Cape Jazz is unpredictability.
The Name: First bottled especially for the Franschhoek Oesfees at Solms-Delta (5 April 2008), the name of the wine combines Richard Astor's love of music with his dislike of pomposity. This lively, well-priced sweet sparkler is backed by the Solms-Delta reputation for quality.

about the harvest: Grapes harvested at 18° Balling.

in the cellar : Slow fermented, with a touch of wood. No malolactic fermentation to retain the high acid, which balances the underlying sweet note. Celebratory fizz added. Oak chips, for a smoother mouth feel.

Style of Wine: Pétillant. A cross between an Italian Lambrusco and an Australian sparkling Shiraz.

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