Brutus Family Reserve Shiraz 2015

Brutus Family Reserve Shiraz 2015

The wine is medium bodied with vibrant ripe flavours of cherries and plums, supported by the balanced use of French oak and complimented with notes of pepper spice.


It is ideally accompanied with rack of lamb or barbequed lamb chops.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Vivian Kleynhans
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The remainder are from Neil Ellis Vineyards on the slopes of the Helshoogte Pass. These vineyards are 10-year-old trellised vines with high density planting, yeilding an average of 6 tons per hectares.

about the harvest: A small portion (10%) of the grapes were sourced from young vines on the Seven Sisters Farm. 

in the cellar : Malolactic fermentation occurred in 500-liter French oak barrels and maturation took place in both 300 litre and 500-liter barrels. Twentypercent (20%) new wood was used. The remainder was done in second and third fill barrels. The wine was matured in barrels for 15 months, excluding that of unwooded portion of wine from Seven Sisters Farm.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale