SOUTH AFRICA


Six Hats Shiraz
2011 Shiraz

Viticulture

Vineyard: Piekenierskloof
Soil Type: Sandy soils
Vine Age: 13 years old.
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: Early March.
Yield: less than 6 t/ha.

Vinification:

Grapes are predominantly sourced from Fairtrade vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region. The vineyards are trellised and grow on sandy, loamy soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and yields are managed down to below 6 tons per hectare.
Grapes were handpicked in early March and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation was started with selected yeast strains under controlled conditions at 26 °Centigrade. Malolactic fermentation also took place in tank and the wine was matured for six months using French and American oak.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Medium deep, bright red color.
Nose: Spicy with some white pepper and rich ripe fruity aroma.
Palate: Pleasing and well balance with rich ripe fruits accompanied with some notes of spice. Soft and juicy.
Other: This is a fairly versatile Shiraz with a balanced character, it will pair well with grilled red meat such as lamb or beef as well as tomato based pasta dishes.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14.5
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TA (g/l):
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