Delheim Shiraz 2009

Complex, with soft berry aromas, complemented by hints of pepper and spice. This wine is full-bodied and lingers on the palate.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Brenda van Niekerk
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : 
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now or mature for up to five years after vintage.

about the harvest: GRAPE ANALYSIS
From 9- and 17-year-old trellised vineyards. A good fruit canopy was achieved as a result of intensive summer pruning. Picked at 24-25.5°B, with a pH of 3.60 and TA 5.6 g/?.

in the cellar : The juice was fermented in roto-tanks and upright fermentors with the aid of selected yeast strains. Temperature was maintained between 25-28°C. Pump-overs were carried out thrice daily, until fermented dry. The wine was matured for 13 months in 98% French oak and 2% American oak.

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