Zonnebloem Shiraz 1999

An interesting, spicy wine showing good fruit and wood balance. Rich ruby red colour. Superb with game dishes.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Zonnebloem Wines
winemaker : Jan de Waal
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.2 g/l  

AWARDS
Veritas 2001 - Bronze

ageing : Good maturation potential. 8 - 15 years

in the vineyard : The Shiraz grapes are drawn predominantly from Stellenbosch Kloof, Helderberg and Durbanville. These vineyards are mostly trellised and cooler south-west facing, affording the grapes a cooler microclimate.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked at 24°B - 25°B.

in the cellar : The grapes were fermented on the skins for 7 - 10 days, juice racked off the skins, and the skins pressed. The press juice was then added back to add complexity. Both large wood and small oak barrels were used in maturation.

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