Devon View Shiraz 2001

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Spicy and smokey undertones are complimented by plummy, cherry aromas. Soft tannins with a supple ripe and long finish.

variety : Shiraz [ Shiraz ]
winemaker : 
wine of origin : Devon Valley
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  pH : 3.6  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  

***(*) in John Platter Guide 2003
in the vineyard : Climate: Mediterranean – The summers are warm and dry with cold, wet winters. The annual rainfall is approximately 600-800 mm.
Soil: Deep red, Hutton, Clovelly soils
Trellising: Hedged (Perold system)
Yield: 4 – 6 tons/ha

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at full ripeness 24-25° Balling.

in the cellar : Cold soaking was allowed for two days before fermentation on the skins took place until dry. The wine was matured in oak for 6 months before it was blended and bottled.

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