Kasteelberg Shiraz 2014

A complex wine offering the upfront black fruit/berries of a New World Shiraz with spicy nuances on the nose. The palate is concentrated and balanced, showing dark fruit, sweet vanilla and spice.

A perfect companion to red meat, especially game, and other richly flavoured dishes and cheeses. Serve at room temperature.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Riebeek Cellars
winemaker : Alecia Boshoff
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 15.94 % vol  rs : 4.4 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : 

VINEYARD: Selected vineyards on the slopes and foothills of Kasteelberg.
PRODUCTION: 6 tons per hectare

about the harvest: 

Harvested at an average of 26° Balling.

in the cellar : 

Grapes were handpicked and sorted in the vineyard in small boxes. Cooled overnight, sorted and crushed the next day into bins. It was cold-soaked for 3 days, before inoculation with selected yeast. During fermentation, regular punch downs were performed. The wine was matured for 18 months in new French oak barrels and bottled unfiltered.

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