Savanha Shiraz 2000

This is a rich, full-bodied, mouth-filling wine,
packed with blackcurrant. Hints of vanilla and spice
carry through on the palate. Well- structured with
a long satisfying finish.


variety : Shiraz | Shiraz
winery : Savanha
winemaker : Christo Versfeld
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 14.18 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.91  ta : 5.0 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2002 - Silver
Veritas 2003 - Gold
Mundus Vini 2002 International Wine Competition - Silver
Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver

ageing : Maturation at 5 to 7 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : Dry land vineyards which are 18-20 years old.
Area: Durbanville/West Coast
Soil: Deep red

about the harvest: Harvest took place at the end of February. The grapes were hand-picked at 26°B and selected before de-stemming.

in the cellar : Cold maceration for 3-4 days at 12°C. Partly fermented in open fermenter with gentle pump-over twice a day. Grapes were fermented dry on skins with a short maceration period of 3-5 days. Pressed juice and free-run juice were kept separately and underwent malolactic fermentation in 40% new French oak barrels and 60% 2nd and 3rd fill barrels for 12 months.

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