Bay View Shiraz 2000

Spicy flavours on the nose follow through on the palate embracing some ripe fruits and backed by good acid and supple tannins. Smooth and round on the finish.

variety : Shiraz [ Shiraz ]
winemaker : Ben Radford
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.07 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.82  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  

in the vineyard : Soil type: Hutton, Clovelly & Oakleaf
Climate: A second winter of unusually warm, dry conditions brought vines on early. A cool snap at flowering led to vastly lower yields in early-ripening varieties while yielding excellent quality.
Cases produced: 3402 x 12

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at 24.5ยบ Balling. The grapes for this Shiraz were selected from vines perched on the south-western slopes of the Stellenbosch mountains.

in the cellar : The grapes were destemmed and crushed prior to undergoing cold maceration for 3 days. Fermentation on skins was complete after 10 days. The skins were then pressed and inoculated for malolactic fermentation. A portion of the blend was matured in 2nd and 3rd fill French and American oak barrels for 11 months, while the remaining portion matured in stainless steel tanks.

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