Kloovenburg Shiraz 2001

A very youthful deep ruby red wine with exuberant fruitiness. Milled black pepper and clean leather plus a touch of vanilla makes up the bouquet. Full, concentrated juicy forest fruit with velvety texture spiced with clove, licorice and ending on a high peppery note. Needs time to mature.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Kloovenburg
winemaker : Pieter du Toit
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 14.18 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.32  ta : 6.51 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2003 - Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver
Veritas - Silver
Air France Classic Trophy for the best red wine
The International Wine and Spirit Competition 2002 - Bronze

ageing : 3 – 6 years.

in the vineyard : Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Vineyards: Selected vineyards of Kloovenburg
Soil: Malmesbury scalie with different slopes
Age of Vines: 13 years
Yield per Ha: 7 Tons (4 200 ltr)

The vineyards are trellised with drip irrigation and summer pruning for better sunlight penetration and low crop. Monitored by Neutron Moisture meter.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested the end of February and the beginning of March.

in the cellar : Regular pumping over. Short skin contact after fermentation. The wine matured in 300 ltr -,25% 2nd and 1st Fill American Oak, 50% 2nd French Oak, 25% 3rd Fill French Oak for 11 months. The wine was bottled the end of May 2002.

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