Swartland Shiraz / Malbec 2010

Colour: Deep ruby red colour.
Bouquet: Lots of red berry fruit from Malbec combined with the smokey and spicy flavours of Shiraz.
Palate: The wine has soft tannins and an elegant, lingering aftertaste.

Enjoy with light red meat dishes like seared steak or grilled lamb skewers with bacon and rosemary seasoning.

variety : Shiraz [ Shiraz, Malbec ]
winery : Swartland Winery
winemaker : Andries Blake
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 15.04 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.44  ta : 5.74 g/l  va : 0.38 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now or cellar for 1-2 years.

in the vineyard : Warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Limited irrigation, mainly dry land, bush vine vineyards.

about the harvest: These hand harvested grapes are selected by the viticulturist.

in the cellar : Grapes are fermented at 27°C for 3 days and the winemaker allowed for extended skin contact of 3 days.

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