Waterford Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2014

Vibrant red fruit, earthy and cold stone lead the aromatics of this Stellenbosch Shiraz, accompanied by soft plum fruit and leather spice undertones.
Natural acidity and the classic granular tannins are very characteristic to the nature of a this Stellenbosch Shiraz.
Wines show slight warmth, whites show hints oiliness and richness, reds very classical in style, good aromatics and lovely soft textured palates.

variety : Shiraz [ 94% Shiraz, 6% Mourvèdre ]
winemaker : Mark Le Roux
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.2 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.64  ta : 5.2 g/l  so2 : 98 mg/l  fso2 : 42 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : The wine aged for 20 months, 225L and 500L Old French oak barriques.

This vintage is named after Michael Ian (Micky), Jeremy and Leigh Ords only son.

in the vineyard : Good long winter, but late rains and cold delaying pruning. Great windless conditions experienced for flowering resulted in a high yield vintage.

about the harvest: February temperatures were extremely hot pushing ripening and this made for a quick harvest.

in the cellar : Bottling Date: December 2012
Yeast: L2225, L2056
Fermentation: Stainless steel fermented
Barrel ageing: 225Ltr French barrels, 26 months, 4rd and 5th fill and older
Fining: None
Filtration: Bulk filtration prior to bottling
Bottling Date: December 2012
TIM ATKIN MW - Score : 94 points

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