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Six Hats Shiraz
2016 Shiraz

Viticulture

Vineyard: Piekenierskloof and Swartland region.
Soil Type: Sandy and loamy soils.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date:
Yield: Below 8 t/ha.

Vinification:

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.
Grapes are sourced from Fairtrade certified vineyards
predominantly in the Piekenierskloof and Swartland regions. These
vineyards are trellised and grow on sandy, loam soils. The
vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 8
tons per hectare.
Grapes are handpicked and cold soaked for 24 hours.
Fermentation is initiated with selected yeast strains and is kept
under 26° Centigrade. Malolactic fermentation is completed in tanks
and the wine is matured for 6 months, using French and American
oak.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Dark ruby.
Nose: Aromas of spice and freshly cracked black pepper.
Palate: Rich and juicy with ripe plums and black cherries,
medium to full bodied with a refreshing aftertaste.
Other: A fantastic BBQ wine and a great partner to game
meats.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13.5
RS (g/l): 2.3
TA (g/l): 5.6
pH: 3.55