Delheim Shiraz 2006

Complex, with blackberry aromas, backed by pepper and spicy undertones. The wine has silky tannins and a smooth finish. Drink now or mature for up to 5 years after vintage.

Enjoy with food dishes such as vegetable breyani, seafood paella and venison.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Brenda van Niekerk
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.63 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 6.12 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : 14- and 6 year-old trellised vineyards. A good fruit canopy was achieved, as a result of intensive summer pruning. Grapes were harvested with the following analysis:

about the harvest: Sugar: 24-25ºB pH: 3.65 Total acidity: 5.6 g/l

in the cellar : Fermentation in rototanks and upright fermenters with the aid of selected yeast strains. Temperature was controlled between 25 – 28°C. Racked and returned once a day followed by three pump overs daily. The wine was matured for 11 months in 98% French- and 2% American oak – 10% new.

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