Altydgedacht Shiraz 1999

Spicy, peppery, rich tannins, well-integrated oak.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : 
winemaker : Oliver Parker
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.58 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.64  ta : 5.3 g/l  so2 : 84 mg/l  fso2 : 47 mg/l  
type : Red  

Veritas 2002 - Bronze
in the vineyard : All the vineyards at Altydgedacht undergo intensive canopy management to ensure an optimum balance between growth and crop production. This allows sunlight penetration for bud differentiation, also enhancing colour and flavour components within the grape. Added to this is effective disease control.

Soil: Kroonstad/Hutton
Trellis: Hedge
Irrigation: Dry land
Age: 16 years

about the harvest: The grapes were picked at 24.5ยบ Balling
Crop size: 9 tons/ha

in the cellar : Yeast: UCLM
The grapes were crushed and destalked to open fermenters and cold macerated for 3 days and plunged every 4 hours till being pressed off to barrels at 1.5B for final fermentation and Malolactic Fermentation. The wines were left on the Malolactic Fermentation lees for 4months, then racked and returned to barrels. Barrels are a blend of AWO and French oak with 20% being new wood the rest being made up of 2nd and 3rd fill.

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