Leopards Leap Shiraz 2012

Leopards Leap Shiraz 2012

Wine style: Medium-bodied with typical varietal characteristics of spice and black pepper.
Nose: Spicy aromas intertwined with blackpepper followed by soft liquorice and an overwhelming burst of blackcurrant.
Palate: An elegant complexity is revealed as a melange of red berry flavours joins subtle aromas of spice. A firm yet soft tannin structure with a lingering aftertaste.

This wine is the perfect partner to venison, especially fillet served with a red berry compote. Experiment with duck as well as various cured meats.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Eugene van Zyl
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 5.71 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

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

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

in the cellar : 60% of the wine was matured in 225-litre French oak barrels for a period of 12 months. The balance of the wine was oak staved for 6 months with added micro-oxygenation.

Grapes were sorted,destemmed and crushed. Fermentation took place with selective yeast accompanied by pump-overs and punch-downs at 28° C.

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