Brampton Shiraz/Viognier 2003

Brampton Shiraz/Viognier 2003

Bronze - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
The rich, savoury character of Shiraz is enhanced by Viognier, adding an aromatic dimension to the wine. Earth, pepper-spice and hints of dark chocolate support the richness of ripe fruit. Due to accessible tannin structure, this wine will complement a variety of fine dishes.

variety : Shiraz [ 93% Shiraz, 7% Viognier ]
winery : Brampton Wines
winemaker : Adi Badenhorst
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.71  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  


SAA Business Class Wine List for 2005
Bronze - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005

ageing : 5 Years from vintage.

in the vineyard : Cultivar(s): 97% Shiraz, 3% Viognier
Situation: Tulbagh & Stellenbosch
Altitude: 180-310 m
Distance from sea: 7-100 km
Soil type: Malmesbury Shale, Hutton & Clovelly
Rootstock: R110, R101-14 (Paulsen)
Ages of vines: 5-18 Years
Trellising: Vertically shoot positioned
Pruning: Spur pruned
Irrigation: Yes, drip lines

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested during March and April 2003.
Grape analysis:
Acidity: 5-6.6 g/l
pH: 3.5-3.8
Sugar: 25-27° Balling
Yield: 44 hl/ha

in the cellar : Shiraz and some of the Viognier was crushed together. An array of small batches were fermented & treated separately. Some batches were aged on Viognier lees. Viognier wine was also blended with Shiraz and racked regularly thereafter. 14 Different parcels were blended after 9 months. The difference in treatments and careful blending make this a very interesting & complex wine!
Oak used: 225L Barriques. 40% new American oak for 15 months.
Bottled: June & July 2003
Production: 9 900 cases x 6 x 750ml

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