Red Rhino Shiraz 2017
R330.00 per case of 6 bottles
PLEASE NOTE ORDERS BEING PLACED AFTER THE 20TH DECEMBER 2018 WILL ONLY BE DELIVERED IN THE 2ND WEEK OF JANUARY 2019.
Climate / Quality of the soil : Cool breeze micro-climate, one of the highest vineyards in South Africa with temperatures 6°C cooler than the valley giving our grapes slow ripening. Our vines thrive on the decomposed high mineral granite Oakleaf soils as well as Glenrosa and Tukulu soil formations. The blocks are carefully manipulated for high concentrated flavour with medium (8 – 10 t/ha) yields. Controlled irrigation and a 7strand hedge system with moveable foliage wires. The high trellis system ensures perfect vertical shoot positioning. Hand harvest in February and March at dawn to keep grapes cool for vinification. The Shiraz vines average 14 years old.
Wine making process :
De-stemming and crushing
Maceration and controlled fermentation at 25°C during 10-14 days, in stainless steel tanks with pump over twice a day.
Malolactic fermentation was finished 2-6 weeks after the end of alcoholic fermentation. Kept in stainless steel tanks.
Bottling and labelling
Tasting notes : This new world Shiraz showcases upfront young berry flavours and spicy meat tones. This gives this wine a strong character and depth to bring you a long lingering aftertaste.
Food matches : This wine can be served with spicy dishes and various red meats, but also enjoyed as an aperitif. Serve at room temperature.