Genesis Shiraz 2000

Michelangelo International Wine Award 2002 - Gold
Deep red colour. Spicy ripe fruit and liquorices aroma on the nose, with hints of bracken and coconut. Soft, ripe fruit on the palate with ripe fine tannins, excellent structure and a long plumy finish, supported by subtle oak. Good choice of wine to compliment the different characters of rich meat dishes associated with South Africa, like Kudu, or Ostrich.

variety : Shiraz [ Shiraz ]
winery : 
winemaker : Chris Kelly
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.02 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.83 g/l  
type : Red  

Veritas 2002 - Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Award 2002 - Gold

ageing : A tightly structured, concentrated wine such as this should develop slowly for the next 5-10 years.

in the vineyard : All of these vines are grafted on either R110 or 101-14 Mgt and trellised on a 5-wire hedge-system on higher Southern slopes. The vineyard has an average yield of 5 to 8 tons per hectare. Weather during the ripening season was sunny and dry, with the cooling effect of the Atlantic Ocean.

about the harvest: Grapes are harvested at 24.5° Balling at the end of February.

in the cellar : 18 Months in 80% 300L French barrels and 20% 300L American of which half was new.

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