Muratie Ronnie Melck Shiraz Family Selection 2008

Still very young and closed. this wine shows typical black pepper flavours, a lot of savoury tones, with hints of leather and cigar boxes, as well as some floral notes on the nose. These flavours follow through nicely in the palate and the wine shows great depth. Layer upon layer is uncovered as you go from drinking this huge wine to enjoying its fabulous aftertaste. This wine has definitely not reached its peak yet but is showing great potential.

Paring the Ronnie Melck Shiraz with a serious piece of meat will definitely bring out the best in this wine.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Francois Conradie
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.75  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy now or drink over the next 12 - 15 years.

in the vineyard : The grapes come from a thirty-eight year old vineyard on the farm.

about the harvest: It was harvested in the first week of March at 25.5°B.

in the cellar : Fermentation was done in an open fermenter for approximately seven days. No extended maceration was done after the primary fermentation and malolactic fermentation was finished in barrel. The wine was matured in 100% new French oak 225 litre barrels for 16 months after which it was racked and bottled.

Only 2000 bottles of this spectacular wine were made and each bottle is individually numbered.

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