Eagles' Nest Shiraz 2010

Eagles' Nest Shiraz 2010

A Shiraz of cool climate character with an intense, dark- plum colour. On the nose the prominent pepper tones, a hall mark of the Eagles’ Nest Shiraz, are complemented with black cherry fruit and subtle violets. These primary aromas are lovingly enveloped by hints of rich cured meat like aromas which derive from the wine’s maturation in barrel. On the palate one realises the integration of all flavours and aromas, with crushed pepper and black berry fruits remaining the driving force. Soft, integrated tannins and a structured mid palate hold true and follow through to an extended mouth coating after taste.


variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Eagles Nest
winemaker : Stuart Botha
wine of origin : Constantia
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.85  ta : 5.6 g/l  so2 : 52 mg/l  fso2 : 21 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

Eagles' Nest Shiraz 2010
New release

Eagles' Nest Shiraz 2009
Best Shiraz Trophy Winner, 5 Nations Wine Challenge 2011
South African Wine Index Platinum Award for 100 Point Wine 2011
South African Wine Index Platinum Award (2012)
South African Airways: Gold Medal (2012)
4½ Stars 2013
John Platter Wine Guide (5 Star Nominee)
91 Parker Points

Eagles' Nest Shiraz 2008
91 Parker points
Decanter Expert's Choice: South African Wines over £10 Score 19/20 points
Best Shiraz Trophy and Best Red Wine Trophy
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2010
WINE Magazine Top Ten, 2010 Shiraz Challenge
Red Wine Trophy & Red Winemaker of the Year, Winemakers Choice Awards 2010
5-Stars, 2011 Platter Wine Guide
100-Points, SA Wine Index

Eagles' Nest Shiraz 2007
Trophy Best Shiraz International Wine and Spirit Competition 2009
Silver Medal Syrah du Monde, 2009
Shiraz Diamond Award, Best Red Wine Trophy and Best Red
Winemaker Trophy at Investec Private Bank Winemakers Choice Awards 2009
Gold Medal Veritas 2009

Eagles' Nest Shiraz 2006
Gold Medal, Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards (2008)
Silver Medal and "Best in Class", International Wine and Spirits Competition (2008)
Five Stars Platter's 2009
Best Red Overall, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show (2008)
Diamond Award, Winemakers Choice Awards (2008)
Gold Medal Veritas

ageing : Finely balanced crispness focuses the flavours and ensures that this wine will mature well up to 2021.

in the vineyard : Eagles' Nest, located on the crest of Constantia Nek pass, is nestled at the foot of the awe inspiring Table Mountain. This pristine and boutique family owned vineyard (38 Ha in size) has in recent years gained a striking reputation for both its beauty and award winning wines.

Uniquely characteristic of its wines is its signature of finesse, derived from the cooler climate conditions its vines are exposed to as a result of its elevation and close proximity to the oceanic body that is False Bay, thus delivering very distinctive wines not found elsewhere in South Africa.

Quality and consistency is paramount at Eagles’ Nest. Our unique terroir, combined with meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards and cellar, yields wines that are the epitome of elegance and balance.

The vineyard aspects range from east to north, and are perfectly positioned for a cool climate Shiraz.

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked, de-stalked and crushed into medium sized open top fermenters.

in the cellar : Punch-downs or pump-overs were performed three to four times per day. This ensured that at all times the fermenting must evolved to embody the desired style. Fermentation took 12 days to complete, after which the free run wine was drawn off and the skins were pressed. The wine was then racked into French oak barrels. After 16 months in barrel, selected components of the wine were blended to create a complex and harmonious finished product.

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