Vergenoegd Shiraz 2000

Veritas 2003 - Silver
Dark purple with garnet edge. Dark cherry and ripe plum with a touch of spiciness and pepper on the nose. Plenty of rich plum fruit, subtle vanilla oaking – well integrated tannins with elegant lasting finish.


variety : Shiraz | 97% Shiraz, 3% Cabernet Franc
winemaker : John Faure
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.42  ta : 5.20 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2000 Vintage - Veritas 2003 - Silver, John Platter - ****
1999 Vintage – John Platter - ****(*)
1998 Vintage – John Platter - ****, Wine Magazine - ****
1997 Vintage – John Platter - ***, Wine Magazine - ****
1996 Vintage – John Platter - ***, Veritas Silver Medal
1995 Vintage – John Platter - ***, Veritas Silver Medal
1994 Vintage – John Platter - ***, Wine Magazine -***, Veritas Silver Medal
1993 Vintage – Veritas Silver Medal

ageing : Well structured elegant wine that will continue to develop for the next 8 – 12 years.

in the vineyard : Made from a promising block of young Shiraz vines. The soil is sandy over deep yellow clay base, restricting yield naturally, thus providing good quality grapes that ripen easily without losing too much of their natural acid. Irrigation is supplied in very dry summers, thus enabling the grapes to ripen easily without placing undue stress on the vines.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested on 06/03/2000 at 25º Balling

in the cellar : Maturation: 22 months in various oak barrels
1st Fill French 300 liter barrels 47%
1st Fill French 225 liter barrels 23%
1st Fill American 225 liter barrels 9%
1st Fill Russian 225 liter barrels 7%
2nd Fill French 225 liter barrels 14%

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