Spice Route Malabar 2002

Veritas 2006 - Bronze
Santé Classic Trophy 2005 - Gold Medal Red Wine
2005 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Silver
Santé Classic Trophy 2005 - Red Wine Trophy
Colour: Deep crimson red.
Aroma: Dark chocolate and plums.
Palate: Firm structures sumptuous fruit.


variety : Shiraz | 58% Shiraz, 26% Merlot, 16% Grenache
winemaker : Charl du Plessis
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 15.41 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : Red  

AWARDS
Veritas 2006 - Bronze
2005 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Silver
Santé Classic Trophy 2005 - Red Wine Trophy
Santé Classic Trophy 2005 - Gold Medal Red Wine

ageing : This wine will benefit from 3 to 5 years of cellaring.

in the vineyard : The hand selected fruit was harvested from dryland bushvine vineyards with soils of deep red oakleaf and koffieklip.

about the harvest: The fruit was hand harvested early in the morning during February 2002.

in the cellar : The berries were hand sorted and fermented in open 1800kg French Oak vats. The wine was matured in French oak, primarily for14 months and secondary for 8 months. The wine was bottled on the 21st July 2003 without being filtered.

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