Leopards Leap Shiraz 2015

Leopards Leap Shiraz 2015

WINE STYLE: Medium-bodied, typical Rhône style characteristics. NOSE: Lively layers of red fruit, intertwined with subtle whiffs of white pepper. PALATE: Hints of liquorice on the palate culminate in elegant lingering aftertaste.

This wine is the perfect partner to tomato-based Italian foods and wood-fire grilled meats.


variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Eugene van Zyl
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.50  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : 

Grapes come from Swartland and Perdeberg in Agter-Paarl.  Sorted, destemmed and crushed.
Fermentation took place with selected yeast accompanied by pump-overs and punch-downs at 28 degrees Celsius.

about the harvest: 

Grapes were picked at 24.5° Balling.

in the cellar : 

50% 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 9 months
with added micro-oxygenation.

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