Rhebokskloof Black Marble Hill Reserve Syrah 2007

With dark plum aromas, aromatic spice and black pepper nuances from the oaking, this wine confidently reflects bold and generous Shiraz styling.

Ideally served with a Kudu steak or any game with herbs and lavender.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Rolanie Lotz
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.09 % vol  rs : 4.0 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

Veritas 2009 - Silver
2009 Syrah du Monde - Gold medal
2009 Santam/Paarl Shiraz Challenge - second runner up
Veritas 2008 - Bronze

ageing : Smooth-textured and with juicy palate appeal, it can be enjoyed now or aged for a further few years.

in the vineyard : Soil type: Glenrosa
Age: The vineyard was planted in 1995
Slope: The vineyard is on southerly and south-easterly facing slopes

about the harvest: The grapes were hand harvested in February 2006 at 26° Balling.
Tons per hectare: 8 tons per hectare

in the cellar : Fermentation: Cold maceration. Fermentation on the skins in stainless steel tanks
Regular pump overs
Extended maceration for 2 weeks.
MLF in barrels

Oaking: 225 litre French oak barrels, 30% new 70% 2nd and 3rd fill.
Two rackings

Aging: Matured in oak barrels for 18 months.
Tank maturated for a further 4 months
Bottle matured for 8 months

Date bottled: January 2008
Packaging: 6 x 750 ml
Quantity: 1 130 x 6

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