Simonsvlei Shiraz 2002

Wine made in a light style with spicy tones and whiffs of youngberry. Fine, soft tannins support dense fruit flavours. Lots of pepper flavours on palate. Excellent choice with lamb – roasted leg of lamb.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Eugéne van Zyl
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.41 % vol  rs : 2.54 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 5.95 g/l  va : 0.85 g/l  so2 : 128 mg/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
2003 Vintage – SA Young Wine Show 2003 – Silver (wooded)
SA Young Wine Show 2003 – Gold (unwooded)
2002 Vintage – SA Young Wine Show 2002 - Gold
2000 Vintage – SA Trophy Wine Show 2002 – Bronze
in the vineyard : Age of vines: 10-15 Years
Rootstock: Richter 99/Richter 101 - 14
Soil: Granite to clay
Trellis system: Perold & 5 wire
Irrigation: None

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand in March
Yield: 8-10 Tons per hectare

in the cellar : Crushing: Destalk & crush
Tanks: Ferment in stainless steel tanks on skins
Fermentation: 5 Days on skins, press and fermented dry in stainless steel tanks
Barrel ageing: Yes, 100% in 2nd fill French Oak
Malolactic: Yes, 100%
Fining: Eggwhite
Filtration: Kieselghur & sheet
Stabilisation: -5°C for 3 days

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