Vergenoegd Shiraz 2003

Colour: Deep, brooding, rich dark red with a crimson edge.
Nose: Opulent raspberry and dark fruits with spices and hints of vanilla. Subtle whiffs of smoked bacon with characteristic white pepper.
Palate: Intense fruit burst backed with white chocolate and spices. Elegant, velvety texture with full mouthfeel. Smooth, round, lingering tannins with a superb balance between fruit and oak.


variety : Shiraz | 94% Shiraz; 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : John Faure
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Made from a mixture of blocks of Shiraz. The soils vary from alluvial to sandy on a deep yellow clay base, restricting yield naturally, thus providing good quality grapes that ripen easily without losing too much of their natural acidity. An extensive summer canopy management program is followed to provide an ideal balance between the amount of leaves and grapes to promote good colour and fruit concentration. Irrigation is supplied when needed, thus enabling the grapes to ripen easily without placing undue stress on the vines.

in the cellar : Wood Maturation
22 months in 100% 300 litre French oak barrels
1st Fill: 65%
2nd Fill: 35%

Bottling Date: 09/02/2005

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