Diemersdal Shiraz 2008

Diemersdal Shiraz 2008

The wine has a complex nose with overtones of black and white pepper, black berry fruit, cloves and spice. On the palate there is vibrant fruit, dark chocolate, liquorice and caramel flavours, underpinned by well-integrated oak with a long and spicy finish. This wine shows a good structure, and will develop for years to come

Powerful and spicy red meat dishes including venison. Stronger flavoured, harder cheeses pair well with this wine.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.83 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 4.3 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2007: Gold Medal (Top 3) - AWC Vienna International Wine Awards 2009
2007: 4 Stars - John Platter Wine Guide 2010
2007: Category Winner at Wine Magazine’s Shiraz Challenge 2009

in the vineyard : Terroir
Slope: North-facing slopes
Soil: Deep red Hutton
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean

Viticulture
Trellising:4 wire Perold
Age of vines:7 - 25 years
Irrigation:Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness.
Yield: 14t/ha

in the cellar : Oenology: The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness. Fermented in open fermenters for 5-7 days at 24° - 28° C. Punch through every 4 hours, fermented dry on the skins. 100% Malolactic Fermentation completed spontaneously in tanks; racked into barrels 225litre French oak barrels.

Maturation: 16 months oak maturation in 60% new 225L French oak barrels.

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