Simonsig Mr Borio's Shiraz 2007

Deep Persian carpet red. Cheerful notes of ripe dark berries, white pepper, dried fynbos and
decadent chocolate. Velvet tannins combined with the alluring oak spice ensures a smooth
dry finish.

Cellaring PotentialWill reach peak maturity 5 to 8 years from vintage.Serving SuggestionsGrilled meats, beef stew, biltong and a meat lover’s pizza.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Johan Malan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.7 % vol  rs : 2 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2006 2010 Platter’s Guide: 3 stars
2005 2009 Michelangelo Awards: Gold Medal
2009 Platter’s Guide: 3.5 stars
2004 2009 Wine Magazine’s Best Value Awards
        Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2008: Silver Medal
2003 Veritas 2007: Bronze Medal
2002 Wine of the Month Club Winner 2006
1999 Wine of the Month Club Winner: Best Wine out of 31
about the harvest: The early growing season was characterised by cool conditions and good rainfall during
September, October and November although December was dry. In January the vineyards
looked fantastic and held a lot of promise for a superb vintage. The weather pattern changed
drastically in mid January when a heat wave caused hot to extremely hot days. This had a
significant influence on the tempo of ripening, the size and quality of the vintage. After
welcoming rain in February the nights were cool with south westerly winds and temperatures
were cool to normal during the day. The February and March rainfall was higher than average
and it had a noticeable effect on the late ripening varieties. Some botrytis developed and
thorough selection in the vineyards was necessary to bring in only perfectly healthy grapes.
Young Shiraz vines are prone to over production and green harvesting was imperative to
limit the yield ensuring maximum concentration and intensity.

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