Delheim Shiraz 2001

90 points in the Wine Spectator Wine of the Week.
Full-bodied with rich concentrated dense berry fruit, layered with spice and black pepper aromas. Careful maturation in a combination of French (90%) and American (10%) oak barrels gives this wine a firm tannin structure and will ensure, that the wine will age well 2-5 years after vintage. Enjoy with food dishes such as vegetable breyani, seafood paella and venison.


variety : Shiraz | Shiraz
winemaker : Conrad Vlok
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.21 % vol  rs : 2.70 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 5.63 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
90 points in the Wine Spectator Wine of the Week
Veritas 2002 - Gold
in the vineyard : 10 year-old vineyard, planted on loamy sand soil in EW direction, on Perold trellised vines. A good fruit canopy was achieved, as a result of intensive summer pruning.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness, when berries started to wrinkle slightly and the pips appeared to be ripe on taste.

in the cellar : Destalking and crushing followed by overnight “cold soak” at 15°C. Fermentation took place in rototanks and upright fermenters with aid of selected yeast strains. Temperature was controlled between 25 – 30° with three pump overs daily until fermented dry. The wine was matured for 12 months.
The wine was bottled on the 25th June 2002.

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