Avondale Shiraz 2000

Veritas 2003 - Silver
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Silver
The South African Trophy Wine Show 2002 - Bronze

Ripe berry, vanilla and smokey flavours integrated with oak. Try spicier foods with this one.


variety : Shiraz | 89% Shiraz, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Avondale Farm
winemaker : Dewaldt Heyns
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.59 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.63  ta : 5.1 g/l  va : 0.74 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2003 - Silver
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Silver
Veritas 2002 - Gold
The South African Trophy Wine Show 2002 - Bronze

ageing : This wine will reach its peak mid 2003 and have excellent maturation possibilities after that.

in the vineyard : Clones: R99
Vines: 70% 24 years, 30%10 years
Soil & Slope: Gentle north facing Kroonstad
Trellising: 4 wire Perold system

about the harvest: The grapes were picked by hand at 25.5º Balling
Yield: 6 tons per hectare

in the cellar : Crush/Destem: Yes
Cold Maceration: 1 Day skin contact at 14ºC
Fermentation: Fermented with WE372 yeast at 28ºC, punched down 4x daily for 5 days.
Pressing: Pressed at 3º Balling to new French Allier oak.
Malolactic Fermentation: In the barrel, leaving it on the lees for 3 months.
Barrel maturation: After racking matured in 60% New French oak, 10% 2nd fill French oak, 30% 2nd fill American oak for 17 months total.
Fining: Given a fine egg white fining, followed by a coarse sheet filtration.
Bottling: 1 micron sheet filtration, 49x24 Extra cork, 726 Metal Box 750ml Claret bottle

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