KWV Classic Collection Shiraz 2009

KWV Classic Collection Shiraz 2009

This medium bodied wine has fresh raspberry and black cherry aromas, complemented by dark chocolate notes. Pepper, spice, lots of concentration, well integrated tannins. Soft and velvety and lingering aftertaste with soft smokey oak nuances.

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

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : The Winemaking Team
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.82 % vol  rs : 3.07 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.97 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Enjoy immediately, but it keeps well for 2 to 3 years.

in the vineyard : About the area
South Africa's vineyards are mostly situated in the Western Cape region, 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. 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.

about the harvest: Harvest date: Middle February to middle March.

in the cellar : Maturation: 10 - 12 months in 300 litre third fill barrels, French and American oak.

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