RW Winery Range Shiraz 2011

RW Winery Range Shiraz 2011

This full-bodied wine shows freshly crushed black pepper aromas with hints of cinnamon and cloves on the nose with lots of brambly red berry fruit, rich mulberry and well integrated vanilla tones.

Enjoy now with roast beef, stews, lamb, venison, pasta and steak.Serving Temp: 12° - 14°CAllergens: Contains Sulphites

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Robertson Winery
winemaker : Lolly Louwrens
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 13.64 % vol  rs : 4.12 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : 2 - 3 Years

in the vineyard : Shiraz is by nature a vigorous grower, so a 6-wire Perold system is used to manage the canopy. Our Shiraz is planted in deep Karoo and Shale soils that are rich in lime. An average of 7 to 12 tons of fruit was harvested per hectare during the fourth week of February from 35 specially selected grape growers in the Robertson Valley. This rich lime content ensures a healthy growing medium. Bunch size is kept below 120 grams per bunch to ensure concentration of fruit.

Vintage
The 2011 vintage resulted in wines of excellent flavour and complexity. After a cold winter, temperatures rose during the latter part of August ensuring even bud break. The absence of strong North Westerly winds during the initial growing season meant strong vine growth. Vine vigour and berry size could be controlled with regulated deficit irrigation.

Although the first week of January was warm, night time temperatures cooled enough for the grapevines to recuperate effectively. The option of irrigating helped growers to manage warmer spells. Rain influenced decisions made during the first part of harvest. The remainder of the harvest saw fine weather and healthy grapes of excellent quality delivered to the cellar.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested at full ripeness between 24.5° - 26.5° Balling from a selection of vineyards with the average age of vines between 7 and 9 years.

in the cellar : The wine was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 28°C for 9 days to retain a delicate fruit component and to add body and weight. 80% of the wine was aged on French oak and 20% on American oak for 6 months.

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