Brampton Shiraz 2005

Brampton Shiraz 2005

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 [ 86% Shiraz, 6.5% Mourvédre, 6% Grenache, 1.5% Viognier ]
winery : Brampton Wines
winemaker : Adi Badenhorst
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.35 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.78  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : 5 Years from vintage

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

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested in March - April 2005
Grape analysis:
Acidity: 6.5 g/l
pH: 3.5 - 3.8
Sugar: 25 - 27° 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: 7800 cases x 12 x 750ml
Bottling date: October 2006

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