Topiary Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2006

Bold full-bodied palate with a persistent nose of blackcurrants, liquorice and rhubarb. Taut tannic structure, subtle vanilla highlights and a generous finish spiced with mocha and dark chocolate.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Shiraz ]
winery : Topiary Wines
winemaker : Chris Albrecht
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 14.7 % vol  rs : 3 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.6 g/l  va : 0.43 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

Silver Medal – Veritas Awards 2008
in the vineyard : A lot of attention is paid to detail in the vineyards regarding canopy management and irrigation scheduling. Green harvesting was practiced as well as pre-harvest sorting in the vineyards.

about the harvest: Harvested from mature and trellised vines at a ripeness of 25°B. Harvesting was done early in the morning by hand, followed by rigorous berry sorting.

in the cellar : Wine was fermented dry on the skins with St Georges and NT112 yeast strains. Malolactic fermentation done in tank and ageing mostly in used oak barrels. Cultivar blending was done after ten months and the blends returned to barrel for an additional two months.

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