The Gypsy 2005

The Gypsy 2005

The character is somewhat "wild" a little brambly with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, dark spices, with vanilla scents and a distinct, concentrated red-fruit focus. A very concentrated, focused blend, with layers of deep fruit.

Deliciously matched with risotto, sensuously truffled pasta. Ideal for flavoursome grills, lamb and beef.

variety : Shiraz [ 60% Syrah, 40% Grenache ]
winemaker : Ken Forrester
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 1.09 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Accolades for Gypsy 2004

  • Wine Spectator - 90 points
  • ageing : Great for laying down and keeping for at least 10 years but already rewarding if allowed to breathe in a decanter.

    in the vineyard : Soils: Grenache from decomposed granite at 450m, Shiraz from ancient gravels onto clay
    Yields: 2-3 tons/ha from 50 year old Grenache, 6 tons/ha from 36 year old Shiraz (the last harvest of this vineyard)

    about the harvest: A hand-picked selection of the first ripest fruit.

    in the cellar : Cold soaked prior to fermentation, then taken to new French oak barrels for 12 months. At this point a further selection takes place before blending and the final blend goes back to new barrels to marry and harmonise over the following 12 months. After almost 2 years languishing in a cool cellar the Gypsy is stable with the oak and intense fruit totally harmonised.

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