Guardian Peak Shiraz 2012

Appearance: Bright Ruby Red.
Aroma: Beautifulblackfruitand cassis aromas are apparent on the nose, with notes of Cajun spice that is supported with a delicate fynbos line.

Palate: The dark fruit shows superb follow through from the nose. The wine is seamlessly integrated, with round tannins and a solid structure. The combination of the above creates an elegant wine that is true to its varietal character.
Impression: "A beautiful and well integrated Shiraz."


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Guardian Peak
winemaker : Philip van Staden
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.16 % vol  rs : 4.19 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.48 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Wine best enjoyed now and for the next three years.

in the vineyard : Climate
Terroir-driven wines selected from vineyards ranging from Mediterranean climates in Stellenbosch (rainfall ± 600mm per annum) to more arid coastal regions (rainfall + 200mm per annum). Drip irrigation used in drier areas to optimally control vineyard produce. 

Soil
A diverse composition of soil and topography add complexity and an array of different characteristics to the wine.

in the cellar : The wine is fermented at 28°C in a combination of open (punch down) and closed fermentors (pump over) for 7 to 14 days. Punch downs and pump overs occurred 5 times a day. Maturation occurred in 2nd and 3rd fill 300 liter French and American oak for 10 months.

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