Welmoed Heritage Shiraz 2013

Deep ruby red colour. A fusion of sweet black berry fruit with spicy undertones. Lovely rich palate with enticing sweet spicy flavour characters complemented well with integrated wood and firm but soft tannins. A well-balanced, medium to full bodied wine.

Serve with beef fillet or roasted lamb, green beans and potatoes. Suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Welmoed Winery
winemaker : Bernard Claassen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.07 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 5.72 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Enjoy within the next three years.

in the vineyard : All fruit sourced from the Stellenbosch region with its Mediterranean climate and loamy clay soils.

about the harvest: Premium blocks are selected prior to harvest and managed for quite low yields.

Harvested at optimum ripeness from end-February to mid-March.

in the cellar : Cold soaking and slow fermentation process leads to good intense extract with excellent flavour profile. Fermentation takes place in static red fermenters at a temperature of 24 - 27ºC. Extraction of colour and varietal characters by means of pump overs and delastage. Malolactic fermentation and maturation in stainless steel tank with 2g/l of selected medium toast French oak staves for approximately 8 months.

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