Org de Rac Shiraz 2011

Org de Rac Shiraz 2011

Spicy with black pepper, oak spice and some red fruit. Full soft mouth feel.

Roquefort, Pepperoni, Roast game and Black forest cake.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Gilmar Boshoff
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 6.0 g/l  so2 : 52 mg/l  fso2 : 9 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded organic
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : 3 - 6 years

in the vineyard : 
Organically farmed, trellised with drip irrigation with different cover crops and organic mulching to stimulate healthy soil microbic activity. Strict pruning and green leaf management, essential for pest control. Bunches were thrown off at certain stages of ripening to decrease the yield. This was done to ensure consentrated fruit development on the vine prior to harvest.

in the cellar : 
Fermented to dryness on the skins after which extended maceration on the skins followed for another 14 days.

Wood Maturation:
100 % matured in 225 l barrels. 85 % French oak and
15 % American oak.

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