Two Oceans Shiraz 2001

Export Only
Winemaker Coenie Snyman describes the wine as having lively ruby red colour. On the nose it gives aromas of red berry fruit and spices, while on the palate it reveals ripe fruit backed by soft easy tannins. He says this medium-bodied wine can be enjoyed now, but will improve with further maturation. He recommends serving it with poultry, veal and red meat dishes or savouring it on its own.


variety : Shiraz | Shiraz
winery : Two Oceans Wines
winemaker : Coenie Snyman
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.07 % vol  rs : 6.0 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 6.36 g/l  

in the vineyard : This Distell label takes its name from the two great oceans that converge at the Cape, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Cape’s Coastal region enjoys a temperate climate, cooled by day-time maritime breezes from both oceans and a drop in night-time temperatures to allow grapes to ripen slowly. In addition, the moderate humidity means vines are far less prone to disease than in areas with higher moisture levels.

To ensure the finest quality, grapes are sourced from vineyards in cool growing areas. The winemaker works very closely with a team of viticulturists and he closely supervises pruning, suckering and canopy management practices for optimal crop yield. During the ripening season the grapes are tasted daily for ripeness and also chemically analysed to ensure they are picked when varietal flavours are most concentrated, tannins are ripe and there is a good balance between fruit and acid.

Grapes for the Shiraz were sourced from both bush and trellised vineyards in Stellenbosch, Paarl, Malmesbury and Worcester, established at varying altitudes from 50 to 180 metres above sea level.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested between 24° and 25° Balling at the beginning of February.

in the cellar : The wine was fermented for four days on the skins to preserve as much colour and fruit as possible. The wine was matured on French oak staves for nine months.

find our wines in :

OTHER VINTAGES

Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz
Shiraz