Rietvallei Wine Estate > Shiraz 2019
R130.00 per bottle

R780.00 per case

Shiraz 2019

Shiraz 2019

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AWARDS & RATINGS

2018 VINTAGE:
2020 Veritas Wine Awards: Gold


DESCRIPTION

VITICULTURE

The Shiraz vineyards were planted in 2005 on a north-west facing slope. The vineyards are trellised and under micro-irrigation and the soil type is calcareous (red clay & lime mix).

WINEMAKING

The grapes were picked at optimum ripeness of between 24 and 25 °Balling (Brix) and allowed to ferment naturally (wild yeast). During fermentation, the temperature was regulated at 25 – 28 °Celsius and the cap soaked with pump-overs every two to three hours. When dry, the wine was left on the skins for another three days before racking and pressing.  After malolactic fermentation started, the wine was transferred to second and third-fill 300-litre French oak barrels where it was left to mature for 12 months.


WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS

This 100% Shiraz replaces the Shiraz-dominated blend of previous vintages. The wine is an intense ruby red coloured and complex, expressing flavours of berry fruit, ground pepper spice and peachy fruit. The palate is alive with berry fruit and the peppery, spicy and toasted oak flavours are well- integrated. A full-bodied wine with pleasant ripe tannins and a smooth, lingering aftertaste.


FOOD PAIRING & SERVING SUGGESTION

Pair with pizzas, pastas, game or any red meat. Serve at room temperature (18°C).


WINE ANALYSIS

Residual Sugar: 3.4 g/l
Alcohol: 13,57 %
Acidity: 5,7 g/l
PH: 3.48 VA: 0.59 g/l
Total Extract: 35.9 g/l
Total SO2: 124 mg/l
Free SO2: 30 mg/l


PACKAGING DETAILS

Bottle volume: 750ml
Case size: 6 x 750ml
Pallet size: 90 x 6 x 750ml
Case weight: 9.4 kg
Closure: Natural Cork


 

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