Forge Mill Shiraz 2001

United Kingdom only
The deep red colour of this wine is typical of Shiraz, so is the smokey oak on the nose and the peppery fruit on te palate.

Red meat dishes (beef, game, barbeque etc.)

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Deon Truter
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded

ageing : This wine will be at it's best within 5 years of vintage.

in the vineyard : Grapes originated from the Wellington region
Average age of vines: 5 to 6 years
Type of soil: Alluvial

about the harvest: Harvested by hand when sugar is 23°B - 25°B.

in the cellar : After crushing and destalking the pulp is pumped directly into rotor tanks and inoculated with active dry yeast. Fermentation takes place at about 24 to 27°C. Colour and flavour are extracted from the skins through rotation of the rotor tanks during fermentation. When fermented dry, malolactic fermentation follows. The wine was matured for ± 6 months with American Oak before bottling.

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