Hercules Paragon Shiraz 1998

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Smokey raspberry/black cherry bouquet with spicy, leathery undertones.


variety : Shiraz | Shiraz
winemaker : Philip Louw
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.4 % vol  rs : 1.83 g/l  pH : 3.78  ta : 5.47 g/l  va : 0.84 g/l  so2 : 137 mg/l  
type : Red  

AWARDS
Gold medal at Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2000
in the vineyard : Age of vines: 7 years
Rootstock: Richter 99
Soil: Granite % clay
Trellis system: Perold
Irrigation: None

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand the end of February.
Yield: 6 Tons per hectare

in the cellar : Crushing: Crush & destalk
Tanks: Stainless Steel
Fermentation: On skins for 5 days
Barrel ageing: Racking after fermentation, into barrels - 80% French oak and 20% in American oak. Matured for 10 months.
Malolactic: 100%
Fining: Egg white
Filtration: Kieselghur & sheet
Stabilisation: 0ºC

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