Eikendal Shiraz / Petit Verdot 2017

The Eikendal Shiraz / Petit Verdot exudes notes of cherry tobacco and lusciously ripe berries. This accessible, medium bodied wine is clean and fresh with a sweetish, velvety round palate. Smooth, yet fruit-forward flavours inspire easy, everyday drinking.

Pair with Spaghetti Bolognaise, Barbeque Meat, Charcuterie

variety : Shiraz [ 69% Shiraz, 31% Petit Verdot ]
winemaker : Nico Grobler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 6.3 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : White  body : Medium  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Up to 5 years if cellared correctly.

in the vineyard : Grapes are sourced from ideal vineyards around the Stellenbosch area. Eikendal has dedicated growers who work closely with our winemaker, Nico Grobler, to ensure optimal quality and varietal excellence. Vineyards are mostly planted east-west and are 160m above sea level. All vineyards are trellised in the VSP system, spur-pruned and under irrigation.

about the harvest: Grapes are picked at optimal ripeness to ensure fruit intensity and good structure.

in the cellar : Fermentation takes place in stainless steel fermenters. Three pump overs per day to ensure just enough extraction to enhance flavour and colour. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Matured for 12 months in 4500L oak barrels.

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