Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2015 - Katherine Leigh

Complex red and dark fruit, earthy and cold stone lead the aromatics of this Stellenbosch Shiraz, accompanied by plum fruit and leather spice undertones. Natural acidity and the classic granular tannins are very characteristic to the nature of a this Stellenbosch Shiraz. This vintage is named after Katherine Leigh, Jeremy and Leigh Ords youngest daughter.

Pairs well with lean red meats such as venision as well as a variety of earthy components.

variety : Shiraz [ 92% Shiraz, 8% Mourvedre ]
winemaker : Mark Le Roux
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.4 % vol  rs : 1.88 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 5.2 g/l  so2 : 104 mg/l  fso2 : 38 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

Cultivars: 92% Shiraz, 8% Mourvedre
Region: Stellenbosch

in the vineyard : Planted on the rockiest sandstone slopes of Waterford Estate in 2005.
Winter was cut a little short with an early rise in temperatures, the growing season remained warm and dry bringing the harvest dates slightly forward. Moderate to cool conditions during ripening resulted in wines with expressive aromatics and flavours. Exceptional white and red wines from this vintage, very classic in style with tight dry tannin structures which make for excellent aging potential.

in the cellar : No new wood is used in the making of this wine. Whole berry ferments and soft extraction methods by means of only pump overs which brings out the purity in this wine.
Aging: 20 months, 225L 500L Old French oak barriques
Quantity: 6,500 cases

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