Delheim Shiraz 2012

Deep red/purple in colour. Plums, black cherries, flowers and subtle spice on the nose. Juicy, concentrated yet elegant palate with black fruit and liquorice that follows.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Reg Holder
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.2 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 5.86 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2015 John Platter Guide - 4 stars

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

in the vineyard : From 9 and 17-year-old trellised vineyards. A good fruit canopy was achieved as a result of intensive summer pruning.

about the harvest: Hand harvested.

in the cellar : 

After hand selection in the vineyard, the grapes were destalked and lightly crushed into static upright tanks. The juice was allowed to start natural fermentation at low temperatures and after a day inoculated with a selected yeast strain. Fermentation was done at 24° - 26° C and drawn off before dry. The wine spent 13 months in a combination of large oak vats and barrels, of which 15% were new.

Bottling date: June 2013
Release date: July 2013 

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