Niel Joubert Shiraz 2002

Wow! – Full spice nose with good red fruit and fine oak giving surprisingly complex nose for its age. Big, yet soft in the mouth with layers of fruit, spice and savoury flavours. Peppery notes add to the complexity in the mouth with supple, easy tannins.

Versatile food wine.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Ernie Lecht
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 15.0 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Very good now in its bloom of youth but will reward well three to five or more years in the bottle.

in the vineyard : Age of vines: 9 years
Slope and aspect: Western slopes of Simonsberg
Soil: Hutton
Trellis type: 5 wire Perold
Yield: 4 tons per hectare
Irrigation: None
Pruning: 2 arms 4 spurs per arm

about the harvest: Date: 22nd March 2002
Method: Hand harvested
Ripeness: 25º Balling

in the cellar : Fermentation (white wines): N/a
Skin contact: 14 days
Barrel maturation: 100% American oak 16 months

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