Glenelly Estate Glass Collection Shiraz 2011

The Glass Collection Syrah has a wonderful dark and rich colour with deep purple undertones, yet there is still brilliance to the wine. The aromatics of the wine are intense with floral tones such as Yasmin and Violet coming through with white pepper spice, spicy plum and dark berry core. The palate is well balanced and textured with soft round tannins and a pure fruit core shining through.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Luke O'Cuinneagain
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.63  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Weather Conditions
• Cool Winter ensured a good bud burst, it was 9 days early.
• Cool conditions during berry set lead to loose bunches.
• Berry size was smaller than other years.
• December was characterized by a warm and dry climate.
• Good analysis was achieved, especially pH.
• Good wine quality.

in the cellar : 

The bunches were sorted and placed whole into the tank, there was a small percentage which were destemmed and crushed. The tanks were allowed to slowly start to naturally ferment with two to three pump overs a day taking place. Post fermentation they were given three weeks extended skin contact before being taken down to used French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wine stayed in the barrels for twelve months.

Production
7000 cases - 42000 bottles