Fairview Shiraz 2013

Intense red in the glass. Pepper spice on the nose with red berry fruit. The palate reveals plum fruits with a touch of white pepper and a rich mount feel with well integrated bold tannins.

Winemaker's Comments
This Shiraz is very expressive and spicy and should mature well over the next 5-8 years! The wine is from a selection of the best parcels of Shiraz we have at our disposal. Anthony de Jager

Enjoy with beef fillet, lamb or a beautiful ribeye.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Fairview Wines
winemaker : Anthony de Jager
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

Established in 1693, Fairview cellar with its spectacular view of Table Mountain lies on the southwestern slopes of Paarl at the Cape of Good Hope. My grandfather purchased Fairview in 1937 and I am the third generation of my family to make wine here. We have vineyards in the leading coastal grape producing areas, where geographic and climatic diversity allows us to craft a range of truly distinctive wines, complemented by Fairview’s range of award winning artisanal cheeses. To Life!

in the vineyard : Shiraz is sourced from a special selection of our vineyards, predominantly at Fairview on the south western slopes of Paarl Mountain on decomposed granite soils. Complimentary components of the blend are from dryland vineyards in Agter-Paarl on deep Malmesbury shale soils and from dryland vineyards in Swartland and from our cooler Atlantic vineyards in Darling.

about the harvest: Harvest Date: End of February through to mid March

in the cellar : Grapes were destalked and lightly crushed before fermentation. Grapes were fermented on the skins for 10 days and then pressed. Malolactic fermentation was completed in oak barrels with a small portion in tank. The wine was racked and sent to barrel for 12 months. The wine was aged in a combination of French and American oak, with approximately 30 % new wood being used. The components were then specially selected, blended and bottled.

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