Kanu Shiraz Limited Release 2000

Deep ruby. Pepper and violet bouquet, with hints of nutmeg and cloves on a berry base. Sleek and powerful; concentrated fruit with soft balanced tannins.

Serve at 19° C. Ideal with char grilled black mushrooms; moussaka; game girds simmered in red wine; pan-fried pork filled; Ossobucco; and waterblommetjie bredie (a traditional South African lamb stew made with a endemic Cape water lily).

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Kanu Wines
winemaker : Teddy Hall
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.09 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.95  ta : 5.5 g/l  so2 : 97 mg/l  fso2 : 37 mg/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

2000 Vintage: Veritas 2001 - Bronze
1998 Vintage: Veritas 1999 - Gold
John Platter Wine Guide 1999 - 3½ Stars
Wine Magazine, May 2000 - 4 stars

ageing : Will gain in complexity with two to four years' bottle maturation.

in the vineyard : Soil Type: Tukulu
Age of vines: 33 years - planted in 1967
Trellising: Perold trellising
Vine Density: 2 500 vines/ha
Yield: 3 tonnes per hectare
Irrigation: Drip

about the harvest: Picking date: 16 February 2000
Grape Sugar: 24.5° Balling at harvest
Acidity: 6.5
pH at harvest: 3.6
Total production: 250 x 12 cases
The grapes were harvested from 33 year old Perold trellised vines in the prime Stellenbosch hills area.

in the cellar : After being crushed, then macerated for a day (to enhance the extraction of colour and fruit), the grapes were inoculated and then fermented on the skins in open stainless steel tanks at 30° C. The wine then underwent malolactic fermentation in French barriques. It was racked three times in the traditional free-flow method during its 12 months' maturation, further preserving its fruit character and negating the need for heavy filtration before bottling.

Wood ageing: 12 months: 20% in new and 80% in 2nd and 3rd fill French Oak

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