SOUTH AFRICA

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Six Hats Shiraz
2014 Shiraz

Viticulture

Vineyard: Piekenierskloof.
Soil Type: Sandy and loamy soils.
Vine Age: 16 years old.
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: 2nd week of March.
Yield: Below 6 t/ha.

Vinification:

FAIRTRADE
Six principles form the core of Six Hats philosophy, "Partnership, Potential, Change, Equity, Dignity and Sustainability". Six Hats seeks to produce wines that will contribute to the lives of the people whose hard work is expressed in each bottle. There are minimum prices set for grapes and an additional percentage of the sales are given back to the community who uses the money to build schools, clinics and other projects to improve their lives.
Six Hats is a registered Fairtrade producer.
VINIFICATION
The grapes are hand picked and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation is initiated using selected yeast strains and kept under 26°Centigrade.Malolactic fermentation is completed in tank and the wine is matured for 6 months in French and American oak barrels.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Dark ruby.
Nose: Spicy aromas with cracked black pepper.
Palate: Juicy ripe plums and ripe cherry with a refreshing after taste.
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 (%): 13.5
RS (g/l): 1.9
TA (g/l): 5.8
pH: 3.47