Backsberg Pumphouse Shiraz 2008

Backsberg Pumphouse Shiraz 2008

Black berry, raspberry and rich mocha aromas are given added complexity via subtle aniseed and vanillin tones, derived from maturation in small French and American oak barriques. The palate has weight and depth due to layers of fruit tannins and sheer flavour intensity.

Savoury dishes such as roasted game and winter stews match this dark, brooding wine.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Gillaume Nell
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.28 % vol  rs : 3.6 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : 7 - 10 years

in the vineyard : CLIMATE: Mediterranean
SOIL TYPE: Clay loam, med-high yield, 300-330m North and North East elevation
VITICULTURE: 8-18 year old vineyards, yield 7-12t/ha

in the cellar : Soft-skinned Shiraz is fermented warm for 5-6 days. It is pressed to finish fermentation in oak. 12 – 18 months in small oak barrels. Wooded for 18 months.

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