Broken Stone Shiraz 2001

Veritas 2003 - Gold
The 2001 vintage is the second in a row characterised by high summer temperatures and dry conditions. We therefore harvested about 10 days earlier than the 1999 vintage. Full tannic ripeness was achieved with the highest concentration of any shiraz produced here to date. The wine is typical Shiraz with smokey, coffee, leather, toast and vanilla on the nose. A very well structured wine with hints of cherry, and rich dried plums on the palate.

variety : Shiraz [ Shiraz ]
winery : Slaley Wines
winemaker : Shaun Turnbull
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.56 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  

Veritas 2003 - Silver
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Bronze
Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2003 - Seal of Approval
Wine500 Club - Out of 42 wines tasted - WINNER
49th Vino Ljubljana - Slovenija 2003 - Gold (Zlato medaljo)

ageing : We highly recommend that this wine be laid down for at least one year.

in the vineyard : Age of vines: 1993
Trellising: 5 wires
Pruning: Cordon with spurs
Soil: Deep Hutton
Position: Single vineyard on the South-West facing slope of Simonsberg
Irrigation: Overhead sprinklers

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested on the 14 February 2001
Yield: 7.3 Ton/Ha

in the cellar : Fermentation: Fermenting at 32ºC with 28 extended maceration, 4 days cold soak at 5ºC
Maturation: 12 months in wood, 40% new oak. American oak 37%, French oak 63%
Fining: Fresh egg white; 2 egg/Hl
Filtration: Bulk and light sterile filtration

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