Onyx Kroon 2002

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2005 - Silver Medal
Veritas 2005 - Bronze
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze
Veritas 2004 - Silver
A unique blend in South Africa, and for that matter, in the world! With all components fermented together, another unique concept comes to the fore. This wine is from the beginning destined to be Kroon, no blending afterwards, no alterations. Thus only the best grapes are used for this small production of our Flagship wine. Spicy notes on the nose with lots of supporting fruit…a true drinking experience.


variety : Shiraz | 55% Shiraz, 35% Pinotage, 5% Grenache, 5% Cinsaut
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Abe Beukes
wine of origin : Groenekloof/Darling
analysis : alc : 15.0 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 6.41 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2005 - Silver Medal
Veritas 2005 - Bronze
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze
Veritas 2004 - Silver

ageing : Ageing capacity 8-10 years.

in the vineyard : 

The semi-precious stone of Onyx represents the dark granite bedrock so prevalent in the premium vineyard of Groenekloof. This vineyard, is without doubt, our most treasured pride and joy..! It is only the very best of these selected parcels which produce wines of great depth and complexity that are bottled under Onyx.
Terroir: Deep soils from decomposed granite
Vineyard: Bush vine – no irrigation
Yield: 3/4 tons per hectare
Climate: Hot summer days and cool nights positively influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and Benguela current.

about the harvest: Crush and destalk, 14-16 days fermentation at 25°C. All components are fermented together.

in the cellar : Aged for 15 months in new 300 litre French oak barrels.

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