Deetlefs Shiraz 2000

A well-structured, elegant wine with a gentle smokiness and intense peppery/spicey, flavours. This is a complex and elegant wine with a well-balanced tannin structure and delicate aroma of ripe cherries and plums.

Meat: Spicy lamb, meat casseroles, souvlaki and braaied sosaties. Ostrich steak, slow simmered oxtail and roast springbok with bacon.Herbs: Rosemary and spices.Side dishes: Red and green peppers.

variety : Shiraz | Shiraz
winery : Deetlefs Estate
winemaker : Kobus Deetlefs
wine of origin : Rawsonville
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.63 g/l  pH : 3.41  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
The South African Trophy Wine Show 2002 - Bronze
Veritas 2001 - Bronze

ageing : A multi-dimensional wine exhibiting excellent ageing potential.

in the cellar : Grapes were selectively picked, attention payed to avoid green tannins which are present in ripening stage. Various yeast strains were used, as well as employing different vinification techniques. Use was made of open cement tanks. 50% underwentbarrel ageing.

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