Leopards Leap Shiraz 2011

Leopards Leap Shiraz 2011

Wine style: Medium-bodied with typical varietalcharacteristics of red berry fruit and spice.
Nose: Spicy aromas of clove and pepperfollowed by soft liquorice and anoverwhelming burst of red berry fruit.
Palate: A fine complexity is revealed as a strongvanilla flavour joins subtle red cherries.A firm yet soft tannin structure with alingering after-taste.


variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Eugene van Zyl
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.6 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Grapes come from Swartland,Perdeberg in Agter-Paarl and theFranschhoek Valley.

about the harvest: Grapes were picked at 24.5° Balling.

in the cellar : 80% of the wine was matured in225-litre French oak barrels for aperiod of 12 months. The balance of thewine was oak staved for 6 months withadded micro-oxygenation.

Grapes were sorted,destemmed and crushed. Fermentationtook place with selective yeastaccompanied by pump-overs andpunch-downs at 28° C.

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