KWV Classic Collection Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

KWV Classic Collection Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

This medium-bodied wine has a combination of blackberry, raspberry and plum flavours. On the palate the fruit is complemented by subtle floral, vanilla and butterscotch flavours. The wine is smooth with generous, soft tannins.

Enjoy on its own or with a variety of red meat dishes.

variety : Shiraz [ 60% Shiraz; 40% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : The Winemaking Team
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.14 % vol  rs : 2.43 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 5.98 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Maximum 1 year from vintage.

in the vineyard : ABOUT THE AREA
South Africa's vineyards are mostly situated in the Western Cape near the coast. This is the southernmost region of the African continent, and has a Mediterranean type climate and diverse soils perfectly suited to quality grape production.

Vintage Conditions
Cool temperate conditions during the growing season resulted in small, concentrated berries. Veraison was even, therefore ensuring even ripening of grapes. The period was characterised by low disease incidence.

about the harvest: During harvest, the cooler than average summer temperatures resulted in an excellent balance between sugar and acid. Lower yields deliver a well balanced wine that offers intense fruit flavours.

Harvest Date: February

in the cellar : Maturation: 1 - 2 months of wood maturation

Total Production: 83 000 litres.

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