Balance Winemakers Selection Shiraz 2015

Deep red/black colour. The nose shows forward berry fruit with a hint of spiciness. The palate shows a meaty, green olive edge to the fruit.

Great with grilled meat or vegetables, game, beef stew and pizza.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Willie Malan and Ben Snyman
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.57 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Enjoy now or drink within 2 - 5 years after bottling.

in the vineyard : The vineyards lies in deep red soils ensuring excellent water-retention and adding structure and fullness to the wines.

about the harvest: The vintage of 2015 commenced two weeks earlier than normal with low rainfall in many areas and strong variation between day and night temperatures which is necessary for quality winemaking. This moderate climate conditions during the harvest season contributed to exceptional flavour and good structure with a fresh crisp finish.

in the cellar : Grapes were cold soaked for two days after which traditional skin fermentation commenced. After completion of alcoholic fermentation wine underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 5 months.

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