Oldenburg Vineyards Syrah 2011

Oldenburg Vineyards Syrah 2011

The Syrah 2010 is inky black in colour showing lovely extraction. The aromas are filled with ripe plums, red berries and beefy savouriness with a subtle vanilla undertone. The palate is plush and rich with layers of cloves, white pepper and raspberries. Well integrated tannins are muscular yet supple, followed by a silky smooth finish lined with lingering flavours of sweet chocolate cherries.

Drink with substantial meat roasts or casseroles.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Simon Thompson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 15.0 % vol  rs : 6.9 g/l  pH : 3.79  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  


2013 Robert Paker's Wine Advocate - 90 Points
2013 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold
Tim Atkin MW - 89 points
IWSC 2013 - Silver

ageing : This Syrah has a lovely richness about it and should easily mature for 4 - 6 years after the vintage.

in the vineyard : Cultivar: Shiraz, SH 9
Rootstock: 101-14
Planted: 2004
Row Direction: NW/SE
Plant Density: 2,000 vines / ha
Soil Type: Oakleaf and Glenrosa
Trellis System: VSP - 3 wire
Pruning: 2 bud spurs
Irrigation: Supplementary drip

about the harvest: Picking Date: 8 March 2010
Grape Sugar: 25° Balling
Acidity: 4.8g/l
pH at harvest: 3.6

in the cellar : Bunch and Berry sorting: By hand
Crushing and Destemming: delicate processing
Pump overs: 3 times per day
Cold Soak: 3days
Yeast: Syrah yeast
Fermentation Temperature: max 28° C
Wood Maturation: 16 months, French and American Oak, 50% new

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