Graham Beck The Game Reserve Shiraz 2011

Displaying distinctive aromas of fresh blue berries, sweet spices and hints of white pepper. The well balanced palate is layered with mulberry and black cherry fruit complemented by a spicy freshness. This rich and ripe Shiraz is well structured with silky tannins, an appealing piquancy and a long, lingering finish.

Serve with North African dishes, spicy Moroccan tagines or hearty casseroles.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Graham Beck
winemaker : Pieter Ferreira
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.65 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Vineyards from our Stellenbosch farm. Granite gravels with underlying layers of clay.

The Eland
Derived from the Dutch meaning elk, the eland (Taurotragus oryx) is the largest antelope in Africa with an average weight of around 700 kg. Despite this bulk it can jump with ease up to two metres high. These browsers are perfectly adapted to the Karoo, requiring a substantial grazing area, a commodity very rare in wine production areas. Through our conservation efforts we’re able to provide this graceful animal with a perfectly suited natural habitat.

about the harvest: Hand picked at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : Fermented in varying methods of punch down, submerged cap and aerated pump overs for optimum structure and complexity. Barrel matured in 1st – 3rd fill barrels for 12 months. (85 % French and 15 % American oak).

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