Le Pommier Shiraz 2002

Dark plum coloured. White pepper and black plum flavours with an underlying smokiness on the nose. A good combination between ripe and dry tannins with spicy and chocolate flavours on the palate, which confirms the nose. Firm but elegant structure with a good lingering aftertaste.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Bruwer Raats
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.94 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 5.53 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : 0  

ageing : Can be enjoyed now and will mature well over the next 2-4 years, if stored correctly.

in the vineyard : Situation: north-south row direction
Altitude: 280m
Distance from sea: approximately 10km
Soil Type : Oakleaf with coffee stone in the topsoil, overlaying a gravel soil and clay subsoil.
Rootstock: R99
Age of vines: 6 years
Trellising: Vertical hedge
Pruning: Cordon
Irrigation: drip

about the harvest: Picking date: 27/03/2002
Yield: 4 tons/ha average

in the cellar : Fermentation Temp: 28-30 degrees Celsius
Yeast: L2323 and L2054
Description: Juice was cold soaked for 3 days whereafter it was innoculated with the above yeast. The wine was puped over 4 times per day for optimum colour and tannin extraction. When fermented dry it was pressed into stainless steel tanks.

Malolactic fermentation: In stainless steel tanks.
Wood aging: 16 months in 70% French and 30% American oak barrels, 1/3 2nd fill, 1/3 3rd fill and 1/3 4th fill.
Bottled: 2nd June 2003
Production: 570 x 12

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