Fort Simon Shiraz 2005

Deep garnet in colour, nutty, liquorice, sweet cherries and a touch of peppery rose petals upfront. Complex on the palate with pronounced characteristics; an excellent example of this highly rated, wel known, red wine cultivar. Highly recommended with red meat and venison.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Marinus Bredell
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.83% % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l g/l  pH : 3.76  ta : 6.0 g/l g/l  va : 0.56 g/l g/l  so2 : 118 mg/l mg/l  fso2 : 42 mg/l mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

Best Shiraz in Stellenbosch District - Terroir Awards
Celebrated Collection - Juliet Cullinan Awards
in the vineyard : The grapes came from vineyards planted in 1974 at an altitude of 185 to 195 meters above sea level. New clones were selected and planted in 1999 for enhancement of more typical fruit flavours. The trellised vineyards face southeast to west.

in the cellar : The grapes wre received the first week of March 2005 from two selected blocks of vineyards, at an average balling of 25.8. Ater destemming, the mash was inoculated with selected yeast cultures, and fermented to total dryness on the skins. Malolactic bacteria was added after pressing, and the young wine was transferred to 300 litre, one third American and two thirds French oak barrels where is was matured for 18 months.

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