Douglas Green Vineyard Creations Shiraz 2015

Dark ruby with a bright crimson rim. Enticing black current pastilles and blue berries embellished by a subtle oak spice. A firm yet friendly entry with juicy plum and mulberry flavours supported by well defined and ripe tannins allowing a succulent slightly textured fruity finish.

A well-structured Shiraz that is full yet friendly, allowing for immediate drinking now and potential to soften further for up to 3 years from vintage. Vibrant and fruity on its own or with roast peppered fillet, beef espetadas, venison or ostrich pie, or smoked meats.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Jaco Potgieter
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : A well structured Shiraz that is full yet friendly allowing for immediate drinking now and potential to soften further for up to 3 years from Vintage.

“Textured with ample body and succulent fruit”

in the vineyard : 

2015 produced vibrant red wines with ripe tannins and good phenolic ripeness as a result of even ripening over a long mild harvest period. Grapes were selected from the Swartland region for chunky tannins and expressive fruit to complement the fruit from the Perdeberg area.

Wine of Origin: Western Cape (Swartland and Breedekloof)

about the harvest: Hand harvested at an average of 24° B.

in the cellar : Fermented on the skins for around 7 days at 28°C until dry. After pressing, the young wine was treated with American oak staves and allowed to complete malolcatic fermentation. Left for a further 3 months wood maturation for optical integration. Final blending and bottling takes place at our cellars in Wellington.

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