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Piekenierskloof Shiraz 2018

Piekenierskloof Shiraz 2018

Spicy, Leathery notes combined with fynbos.

This Shiraz pairs well with strong flavored red meat dishes, such as lambs curry and kudu fillet. Serve between 10 -12 0C for best results.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Jaco van Niekerk
wine of origin : Piekenierskloof
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.31  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2019 Tim Atkin - 91 points

ageing : Can cellar for 5 – 6 years.

Nestled in the Citrusdal Mountains, some 50 kilometers north of Swartland, is the magnificent Piekenierskloof plateau, which provides the perfect natural environment for vineyards to thrive. At 750 meters above sea level, the plateau’s climate is characterised by hot (warm) days and cool nights, which allow grapes to slowly ripen and develop complex fruit flavours. Ungrafted bush vines planted in the 1950’s are still used in the production of Piekenierskloof Wine Company’s range of Fairtrade wines.

in the vineyard : Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region. These vineyards are all bush vines and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 5 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Hand harvested in March at a balling of 26.

in the cellar : The grapes were punched down and pumped over in 3000 liter French Oak Foudre for 14 months. Malolactic fermentation in the Foudre as well.

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