Brutus Family Reserve Shiraz 2015

The wine is medium bodied with vibrant ripe flavours of cherries and plums, supported with balanced use of French oak and complimented with notes of pepper spice. It is ideally accompanied with rack of lamb or barbequed lamb chops.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : .
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : . g/l  pH : .  ta : . g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : A small portion 10% of the grapes were sourced from young vines on the Seven Sisters Farm. The remainder are from Neil Ellis Vineyards on the slopes of the Helshoogte Pass. These vineyards are 10-year-old trellised vines with high density planting, yeilding an average of 6 tons per hectares.

in the cellar : The grapes were picked at 25 balling and fermented with open pump overs. Malolactic fermentation occured in 500 litre French oak barrels and maturation took in both 300 litre and 500 litre barrels with 20% new wood used, the remainder in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels. The wine was matured in barrels for 15 months, excluding that of unwooded portion of wine from Seven Sisters Farm.

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