Delheim Shiraz 2002

Delheim Shiraz 2002

Dense berry fruit flavours combined with plums and spiciness. Concentrated, full-bodied wine with a lingering aftertaste.

Enjoy with food dishes such as vegetable breyani, seafood paella and venison.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : The Delheim team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.90 g/l  pH : 3.67  ta : 6.30 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Drink now or mature for up to 5 years after vintage.

in the vineyard : 11 year-old vineyards. A good fruit canopy was achieved, as a result of intensive summer pruning. Harvested at optimal ripeness, when berries started to wrinkle slightly and the pips appeared to be ripe on taste.

in the cellar : Destalking and crushing followed by 'cold soak' overnight. Fermentation in rototanks and upright fermenters with aid of selected yeast strains. Temperature was controlled between 25 – 30° C with three pump overs daily until fermented dry. The wine was matured for 11 months. 80% French, 15% American and 5% Hungarian oak. (23% new oak)

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