Diemersdal Shiraz 2013

Diemersdal Shiraz 2013

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.

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 : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  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 - 27 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

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

in the cellar : 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: 14 months oak maturation in 30% new 225L French oak barrels.

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