Fleur du Cap Shiraz 1997

The wine has a powerful spicy nose with ripe plummy aromas. The plum flavours follow through on the palate with hints of spice. It is medium- to full-bodied with soft, delicate tannins. The ideal accompaniment to red meat, and rich chicken dishes.


variety : Shiraz | Shiraz
winemaker : Coenie Snyman
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.78 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : The grapes came from vineyards in the Stellenbosch area. The vines are trellised and are situated at altitudes ranging from 110 to 160 metres above sea level.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked by hand.

in the cellar : In the cellar the juice fermented on the skins at 28°C until dry. After malolactic fermentation the young wine was matured in oak casks for 18 months – 12% in new French oak, 13% in new American oak and 75% in third-fill casks.

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