RW Number One Constitution Road Shiraz 2008

Deep rich purple color, intense aroma of dark ripe blackberry 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 : 15.13 % vol  rs : 4.8 g/l  pH : 3.50  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

Top Ten Best Syrah du Monde® 2011 - Gold Medal
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: Harvesting took place on the 25th and the 26th of March 2008. Only selected, hand-picked grapes at 25.5° Balling were used.

Yield: 10t/ha

in the cellar : Fermentation occurred in small open fermentation tanks with a capacity of 1 - 10 tons. Manual punch down every 3 hours for 8 days was followed by extended skin contact for 5 days. Malolactic fermentation followed in barrel over a two week period. The wine was aged for 32 months in 225 liter new French cooperage of which 30% was Sylvain, 28% Vicard and the remainder Radoux, Boutes and Damy, producing an exclusive vintage of only 36 barrels.

Bottling Date: February 2011

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