Slaley Shiraz 2000

The 2000 vintage is the second in a row characterised by high summer temperatures and dry conditions. Therefore I harvested about 10 days earlier than the 1999 vintage. It is interesting to note that even whilst harvesting earlier I had full tannic ripeness with better concentration. This is due to better vineyard practise. The result is a deep, purple ruby colour and strong spiciness on the nose. Massive but soft tannins on the pallate will ensure a long ageing potential of this wine.

variety : Shiraz | Shiraz
winery : Slaley Wines
winemaker : Christopher van Dieren
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.02 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 4.9 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

4.5 Stars in Wine Magazine, September 2001
Veritas Silver, 2001
in the vineyard : Age of vines : 1993

Trellising : 5 wires

Pruning : Cordon with spurs

Soil : Deep Hutton

Position : Single vineyard on the South-West facing slope of Simonsberg

Irrigation : Overhead sprinklers

Yield : 6Ton / Ha

Harvest Date : 15 Feb 2000

in the cellar : Fermentation : 28 days on skins at 32ºC, 4days cold soak at 5ºC

Maturation : 15 months in wood, 60% new American oak, 40% new French oak

Fining : Fresh egg white; 1 egg/Hl

Filtration : Light bulk filtration

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