Vergelegen Shiraz 1999

Dark ruby with hints of berry fruit and spicy/peppery notes. The tannins are ripe and soft with a long lasting aftertaste.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Vergelegen Wines
winemaker : Andre van Rensberg
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.7 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Will reward further maturation in bottle.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked at 25.4º Balling and then transported in 500kg bins to the Vergelegen winery. The grapes were hand sorted on slow moving conveyors.

in the cellar : All the grapes were crushed and destemmed. (30 mg/l SO2 was added before fermentation. The Shiraz must was then inoculated with Rhone yeast, D254. Fermentation took 7 days and was conducted at a temperature of 28-38ºC with a minimum of 4 pump overs per day. After fermentation the wines was racked off into 225l barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wines were bottled after 13 months in small oak (30% new American oak, 70% French).

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