Lyngrove Platinum Shiraz 2011

Lyngrove Platinum Shiraz 2011

Spicy/peppery edge to ripe berry nose. Hints of black pepper and tobacco Supple tannins with integrated oak and a long savoury finish.

Serve the wine at 15 - 18° C. Excellent with with Char Grilled Lamb Souvlaki

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Hannes Louw
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

The platinum range presents the finest barrels of red wine from our cellar. It represents the soul and character of Lyngrove and expresses classic structure and exceptional ageing potential.

in the vineyard : These 3ha of vines are drip-irrigated to ensure optimal ripening and trained on the 5-wire-Perold-trellis system. It’s planted on soils consisting of weathered granite on clay. 11year old vines are planted on north facing slopes. The nearby Atlantic Ocean (False Bay) also has a cooling affect on the vineyards during the ripening season.

about the harvest: Winter (June) was cold- resulting in cold soils and thus adequate rest for the vines. The season was characterized with below-average rainfall. Optimal conditions in spring resulted in perfect bud/flowering conditions. We had vigorous vine growth in December, resulting in the harvest season starting 1 week earlier than 2010.

in the cellar : Berries was crushed and cold-soaked for about 48hrs at 15° C, And then inoculated with suitable yeast that would bring out the best out of the varietal. The must was fermented in Stainless steel tanks with pump-over’s (aeration) every 4 hrs- this was done to extract all of the colour and flavours out of the must. Fermentation takes about 5 days at temperatures between 24° - 29° C. The wine was aged for 15mths in a combination of 300L French-and American oak barrels, of which 25% was new.

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