Leopards Leap Shiraz 2016

Leopards Leap Shiraz 2016

Wine Style: Medium-bodied, typical Rhône style characteristics. Nose: Lively layers of red fruit, intertwined with subtle whiffs of white pepper. Palate: Beautifully balanced by layers of dark fruit and oak spice flavours with a well defined tannin structure, ensuring a lingering after-taste.

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 : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.80  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Grapes originate 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 was oak-staved for 9 months with added micro-oxygenation.

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