Douglas Green Shiraz 2005

Douglas Green Shiraz 2005

Colour: Deep ruby with a brighter crimson edge.
Nose: Great ripe berry intensity layered with spicy clove, vanilla and black pepper.
Palate: Smooth and juicy entry with assertive red and black berry fruit flavours that are in perfect harmony with the well defined yet restrained ripe tannins and well integrated wood.
Overall: An easy-going Shiraz with soft silky tannins allowing immediate accessibility yet potential to develop further complexity for up to 5 years.

Grilled fillet, rump or sirloin, roasted red meat with rich gravy, oxtail, lamb shanks and matured full flavoured cheese.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
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type : Red   wooded

in the vineyard : Our viticulturalist selects particular vineyard sites across the Western Cape for terroir specificity and upfront fruit typical of the Douglas Green signature style.

about the harvest: The Shiraz for this wine was harvested at an average of 24ºB.

in the cellar : Under the watchful eye and explicit instructions of our oenologist, the grapes were fermented on the skins for seven days at 28ºC until dry. After pressing, the young wine was treated with American oak staves and malolactic fermentation was completed. The wine was left on the staves for a further 3 months for integration. Final blending and bottling took place at our cellars in Wellington.

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