Savanha Special Reserve Shiraz 2009

Wonderful concentrations of plum, violets, black pepper spice and smooth vanilla. The palate is rich and creamy with caramel undertones and hints of vanilla.

Roast venison with sweet potatoes and cherry sauce, roast turkey and all the trimmings, rump steak with rocket and red pepper salad.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Savanha
winemaker : Johan Jordaan
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

Concours Mondial 2011 - Gold Medal
in the vineyard : Climate
Temperature: Winter 8 - 19°C; Summer 13 - 29°C   
Annual Rainfall: 780mm
Proximity to Ocean: 15km

Vilafontes, Estcourt and Kroonstad

Trellised, 9 year-old vines planted on east-facing slopes yielded the grapes for this wine. The vineyards received supplementary drip irrigation and produced 7 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Grapes were hand-harvested from selected vineyard blocks and meticulously sorted.

in the cellar : After cold soaking for 2 days at 13 - 14°C, the grapes fermented in stainless steel tanks at 22 - 26°C. Wines from specific tanks were then selected to undergo malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. The wine matured in French and American oak, with only the finest wine selected for blending and bottling.

Cellar Master: Frans Smit
Winemaker: Johan Jordaan

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