Brampton Shiraz 2004

Brampton Shiraz 2004

  • International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2006 - Silver

  • Winemakers' Choice Diamond Awards 2006 - Diamond

  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Bronze

  • International Wine Challenge 2006 - Gold Medal

  • The rich, savoury character of Shiraz is enhanced by Viognier, adding an aromatic dimension to the wine. Mourvèdre component brings an amount of wild berry & spice to this blend. 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 [ 90% Shiraz, 8% Mourvédre, 2% Viognier ]
    winery : Brampton Wines
    winemaker : Adi Badenhorst
    wine of origin : Coastal
    analysis : alc : 15.0 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.78  ta : 5.3 g/l  
    type : Red   wooded
    pack : Box  closure : Cork  

    AWARDS

  • International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2006 - Silver

  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Bronze (71/100)

  • International Wine Challenge 2006 - Gold Medal

  • Winemakers' Choice Diamond Awards 2006 - Diamond
  • ageing : 5 Years from vintage

    in the vineyard : Cultivar: 90% Shiraz, 8% Mouvédre, 2% Viognier
    Situation: Malmesbury (6%) & Stellenbosch
    Altitude: 180-310 m
    Distance from sea: 7-100 km
    Soil type: Malmesbury Shale, Hutton & Clovelly
    Rootstock: R110, R101-14 (Paulsen)
    Age of vines: 6 - 19 Years
    Trellising: Vertically shoot positioned
    Pruning: spur pruned
    Irrigation: Drip irrigation

    about the harvest: The grapes were harvested in March - April 2004
    Grape analysis:
    Acidity: 6.5 g/l
    pH: 3.5 - 3.8
    Sugar: 25° Balling
    Yield: 50 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. Egg white fined. Not filtered. The difference in treatments and careful blending make this a very interesting & complex wine!
    Oak used: 225 L Barriques. 40% new American oak for 15 months
    Production: 11 400 cases x 6 x 750ml
    Bottling date: June 2004

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