RW Number One Constitution Road Shiraz 2007

Deep rich purple colour, intense aroma of dark ripe black berry with seductive spicy fruit and black pepper characteristics. Velvety palate with supple fine-grained tannins combining well with the French oak.

Serving Suggestions: Temperature of 10° - 12° C.Allergens: Contains Sulphites.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Robertson Winery
winemaker : Jacques Roux
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 14.42 % vol  rs : 4.3 g/l  pH : 3.4  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

Michelangelo CCL International Wine Awards - Gold Medal

ageing : 7 to 10 years.

in the vineyard : Farm: Wolfkloof
Soil type: Deep Oakleaf
Trellising: Five-wire Perold system
Water management: Regulated deficit irrigation resulting in small berries and concentration of flavour
Row direction: South-east to north-west
Viticulturist: Briaan Stipp

about the harvest: Hand harvested in small baskets at 26° Balling/Brix. Harvesting took place on the 27th and 28th march 2007.

in the cellar : Fermentation occurred in small open fermentation tanks with a capacity of 1 - 5 tons. Manual punch down every 3 hours for 8 days was followed by extended skin contact for 10 days. Malolactic fermentation followed in barrel over a 2 week period. the wine was aged for 30 months in 225 litre new French and American oak cooperage of which 50% was Sylvain and the remainder Damy and World Cooperage, producing an exclusive vintage of only 32 barrels.

Bottling Date: 1 June 2010.

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