Indalo Shiraz 2001

Intense dark ruby red colour. Spicy, saddle bag flavours, complimented by the oak and rounded off by berry flavours. Full bodied wine with a lot of ripe fruit flavours on the palate.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Swartland Winery
winemaker : Andries Blake
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 15.0 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.2 g/l  so2 : 60 mg/l  fso2 : 40 mg/l  
type : Red  

Veritas 2004 - Silver
Veritas 2003 - Gold
Veritas 2002 - Gold
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Bronze
Veritas 2005 - Silver

ageing : This wine will improve in complexity over the next 2 years.

in the vineyard : Soil: Grown as bush vine on medium potential soil of decomposed granite on the foothills of the Paardeberg and unirrigated.
Climate: The Swartland falls within the coastal winter rainfall area. Warm, dry summers, moderated by cool Atlantic breezes.
Annual rainfall: 400mm average.

about the harvest: All Shiraz comes from bush vines. It is hand harvested at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : Fermented in rotor tanks between 25-29ºC. Malolactic fermentation is started as soon as fermentation is finished. After wood maturation the final blends are made prior to bottling.

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