Diemersdal Shiraz 2012

Diemersdal Shiraz 2012

The wine has a complex nose with overtones of black and white pepper, pomegranate, cigar box, cloves and spice. On the palate there is vibrant red fruit, blackcurrant and dark chocolate flavours, under-pinned by well integrated oak with a long spicy finish. This wine shows a good structure and will develop for years to come.

Enjoy with powerful and spicy red meat dishes including venison. Strongly flavoured, harder cheeses pair well with this wine.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.01 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2010 vintage: Gold – Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards '11
2010 vintage: 4 Stars – John Platter Wine Guide '11
2009 vintage: Gold – Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards '11
2009 vintage: 4 Stars - John Platter Wine Guide '10
2007 vintage: Gold (Top 3) – AWC Vienna Int'l Wine Awards '09
2007 vintage: 4 Stars- John Platter Wine Guide '09
2007 vintage: Category Winner – Wine Magazine Shiraz Challenge '09

ageing : This wine shows a good structure, and will develop for years to come.

in the vineyard : Terroir
Slope: North-facing slopes
Soil: Deep red Hutton
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean

Viticulture
Trellising:4 wire Perold
Age of vines:8 - 26 years
Irrigation:Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness.
Yield: 14t/ha

in the cellar : Oenology: The were fermented in open fermenters for 5 - 7 days at 24° - 28° C. Punch through every 4 hours, pressed at 5° Balling. 100% Malolactic Fermentation completed spontaneously in tanks; racked into barrels 225litre French oak barrels.

Maturation: 16 months oak maturation in 50% new 225L French oak barrels.

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