Bellingham Shiraz 1999

Colour: Deep rich ruby with great depth.
Nose: Elegant and forthcoming with complex black berry/cherry fruit aromas and touches of meat, delicate smoke, white pepper spices and vanilla "sweetness".
Palate: Smooth, rich, complex and full-bodied with all the aromas carrying through on the palate and after taste. Firm tannins with a "sweet vanilla" finish.
Overall: An elegant full-bodied wine with concentrated fruit and spices, soft but firm tannins and great ageing potential.
Food suggestions: Delicious with smoked meat dishes, game gammon, fillet, rich casseroles and ripe cheeses.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Bellingham Wines
winemaker : Charles Hopkins
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.24 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.56 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2001 - Bronze
in the vineyard : The grapes are from six carefully selected vineyards in the coastal region. Soils are generally deep and well drained and the yields, low.

about the harvest: The harvesting only commences when the grapes reach phenolic ripeness, this ensures greater extract and soft ripe fruit tannins.

in the cellar : The grapes are destalked and the juice is fermented on the skins until dry with two aerations per day.The wine is then pressed and transferred into American oak casks (80% new) where malolactic fermentation takes place and the wine matures for 13 months.

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