Drostdy Hof Shiraz 2000

Youthful ruby red colour. Delightful red berry and spicy aroma. Red fruit flavour, medium-bodied with soft easy mouthfeel. Serve with salads and pasta with meat(white and red)

variety : Shiraz [ Shiraz ]
winemaker : Frans du Toit
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.7 % vol  rs : 5.80 g/l  pH : 3.60  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : For immediate enjoyment, but can mature further.

in the vineyard : Grapes for the Shiraz were sourced from both bush and trellised vineyards, in Stellenbosch, Paarl, Malmesbury and Worcester, established at varying altitudes, from 50 to 180 metres above sea level.

about the harvest: The grapes were hand-harvested in the early mornings at 23º and 24º Balling in mid-February and transported to the cellars at Tulbagh.

in the cellar : The juice was fermented on the skins at 28ºC for 8 days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for nine months in small French Oak.

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