Vergenoegd Shiraz 2008

Colour: Vibrant, deep red with a lighter edge Nose: Spicy white pepper predominates, with plums and black cherries and a hint of smokiness. Some vanilla as an afterthought Palate: Red and black berries, with lingering tannins and spicy white pepper. Firm structure with a well-rounded mouthfeel, finished by a lingering aftertaste


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : John Faure
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Made from a promising block of young Shiraz. The soil is sandy over deep yellow clay base, restricting yield naturally, thus providing good quality grapes that ripen easily without losing too much of their natural acidity. An extensive summer pruning programme is followed to provide an ideal balance between the amount of leaves and grapes to promote good colour and fruit concentration. Irrigation is supplied when needed, thus enabling the grapes to ripen easily without placing undue stress on the vines.

in the cellar : Wood Maturation
22 months in 100% 300 litre French oak barrels
1st Fill: 65%
2nd Fill: 35%

Bottling Date: 09/02/2005

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