KWV Classic Collection Shiraz 2008

This medium-bodied wine has fresh raspberry and black cherry aromas, complemented by dark chocolate, pepper and spice. The wine delivers concentrated flavors and well integrated tannins. The finish is soft and velvety and has smoky oak and cigar-box flavors with a lingering aftertaste.

Enjoy this wine on its own or with red meats dishes or creamy pastas.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : The Winemaking Team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.2 % vol  rs : 2.62 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.99 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy immediately, but keeps well for 2-3 years.

in the vineyard : Slow ripening conditions resulted in a later than usual start to the 2008 harvest. The cool and wet conditions during the 2007 winter period resulted in small berries with concentrated flavours. Slow ripening ensured slow sugar and phenolic development creating high expectations of the 2008 harvest.

ABOUT THE AREA
South Africa's vineyards are mostly situated in the Western Cape near the coast. This is the southernmost region of the African continent, and has a Mediterranean type climate and diverse soils perfectly suited to quality grape production.

about the harvest: 

Grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness at February to middle March

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