Bellingham The Maverick Syrah 2005

Forthcoming complexity of cracked black and white pepper spice, hints of rich chocolate and mocca, underlying generous mulberry fruit with subtle floral suggestions of violets and dried indigenous fynbos.

Ostrich fillet with a mulberry berry jus, Moroccan Lamb, grilled prime rib coated with coarse salt, mustard seeds and ground black pepper corns, matured cheeses.

variety : Shiraz [ 98% Shiraz 2% Viognier ]
winery : Bellingham Wines
winemaker : Niel Groenewald & Mario Damon
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 15.22 % vol  rs : 4.2 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.76 g/l  va : 0.66 g/l  so2 : 109 mg/l  fso2 : 42 mg/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver Medal
2008 Veritas Awards - Silver Medal
2008 MUNDUSvini Great International Wine Award - Gold Medal
in the vineyard : 

The Shiraz grapes were handpicked from two vineyard blocks, yielding 4 and 8 tons per hectare individually. The trellised vines grow on deep well-drained decomposed granite covered shale soil. The grapes were harvested in mid season at 25°Balling. The Viognier grapes were hand picked from five-year-old very low yielding vineyards also from the Perdeberg region

about the harvest: 

The Shiraz vineyard blocks and Viognier vineyard block were harvested  crushed and received two daily  aerations during co - fermentation.

in the cellar : The wine was removed from the skins straight after fermentation and spent 18 months in new French oak.

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