De Meye Shiraz 1999

A rich and fruity wine with hints of cigar box, fresh peppercorn and mushroom. The spicy charm lingers on the finish.


variety : Shiraz | Shiraz
winery : De Meye Wines
winemaker : Marcus Milner
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.2 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : A well balanced wine which is already drinkable, but will develop further in the bottle for at least another 5 years.

in the vineyard : All the grapes came from the farm De Meye in the western part of Muldersvlei, of which 40% were cultivated from old clone and 60% from new clone Shiraz vineyards. Here the moderate climate, combined with regular winds from the west in the afternoon with its cooling effect and rich fertile soil, create the ideal conditions for healthy and full ripe grapes, especially for red wines.

about the harvest: The low harvest of six tons per hectare also contributed to the high quality of the grapes. The grapes were pressed at a sugar level of 25° Balling.

in the cellar : The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine was then matured in small French oak barrels for 10 months, before bottling in January 2000.

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