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Saronsberg Shiraz 2017

Saronsberg Shiraz 2017

The wine has a deep, dark purple colour with succulent ripe fruit flavours supported by expressive yet delicate floral notes and scents of violets and spice. The mouth-feel has depth and clarity of fruit with integrated oak flavours. Finely crafted tannins and a beautiful layered fruity finish.


variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Dewaldt Heyns
wine of origin : Tulbagh
analysis : alc : 14.57 % vol  rs : 3.70 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.8 g/l  va : 0.64 g/l  so2 : 91 mg/l  fso2 : 27 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2017 Vintage
• National Wine Challenge: Top 100
• International Wine Challenge: Gold
• South Africa Wine Index: Platinum
• Decanter Asia Awards: 91 Points
• Tim Atkins SA Report: 93 Points
• 2019 IWSC Results -95 Points

2016 Vintage


• National Wine Challenge 2018: Top 100
• Shiraz SA: Top 12 Shiraz
• South African Wine Index: Platinum
• Michelangelo Wine Awards: Gold
• Tim Atkin SA Report: 90 Points

2015 Vintage

• National Wine Challenge 2017: Double Gold
• South African Wine Index: Platinum
• Michelangelo Awards: Double Gold 2014 Vintage
• National Wine Challenge 2016: Double Gold
• South African Wine Index: Platinum
• Tim Atkin SA Report: 88 Points

2013 Vintage

• South African Wine Index: Platinum
• National Wine Challenge: Double Gold 2012 Vintage
• Veritas: Gold
• Wine Style People's Choice Awards
2014: Double Gold
• Tim Atkin SA Report 2015: 91 Points
2011 Vintage
• Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: Grand
Gold
• Michelangelo Wine Awards: Gold
• Veritas: Gold
• Winemakers' Choice: Diamond Award
• Classic Wine: Top 6
• Decanter Awards: Gold
• China Wine & Spirits Awards: Gold

2010 Vintage

• National Wine Challenge: Top 100
• Michelangelo Wine Awards: Gold
• Classic Wine: Top 6
• Decanter World Wine Awards: Gold

2009 Vintage
• National Wine Challenge: Top 100
2008 Vintage
• Michelangelo Awards: Gold
2007 Vintage
• Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: Gold
• Veritas: Gold

2006 Vintage
• Winemakers' Choice Awards: Diamond
Award
• Michelangelo Wine Awards: Double
Gold
2005 Vintage
• Winemakers' Choice Awards: Gold
• Gold Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards: Gold

in the vineyard : Cultivar: Shiraz
Clones: SH1, SH9, SH99, SH22, SH21, SH35
Rootstock: R99, R110, SO4 and Mgt 101-14
Age: Average 14 years
Soil: Structured red and yellow clay soils with coarse gravel, well drained sandy-loam soils with a high stone content and some partially weathered shale soils.

about the harvest: The grapes were hand-picked in the early morning and force cooled to 4 °C.
Yield: 6.8 ton/ha (44 hl/ha)
Balling: 24,5 ˚B
pH: 3.45 - 3.60
Total acid: 5.70 - 6.1 g/l

in the cellar : It was then bunch sorted, destemmed and berry sorted on vibration tables by 25 highly trained staff. Depending on the vineyard the berries were gently crushed into a satellite tank and deposited in open and closed fermenters while some were kept whole. The must was dejuiced by 10 - 12% depending on the vineyard. It was given a cold soak of 3 - 5 days at 8°C protected by a CO2 blanket. The juice was pumped over once daily during this period. The tanks were then heated to 18 °C and inoculated with either BM45, L2056 or D254 yeast. The fermentation temperature was allowed to peak at 28 °C and then brought down to 24 °C. The fermenting cap was manually punched down four times daily and one pump over per day. The rest was given extended maceration after fermentation. Total time on the skins varies from 11 to 24 days. The wine was then pressed into 80% new and 20 % second-fill 300 liter, Allier French oak barrels. The press fraction was separated. Malolactic bacteria were inoculated and malolactic fermentation was completed in the barrels.
After malolactic fermentation the wines were given a low sulphur dose and left on the gross lees for 10 months. The wine was then racked, blended and returned to barrels. After a total of 20 months in barrels the wine was racked and filtered through a coarse sheet filter. Bottling was done with a fine sheet filtration. On a small number of vineyards whole bunch fermentations were done at varying percentages for greater flavor diversity.

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