Alto Shiraz 2018

R275.00

Our award-winning Shiraz is bright and rich in colour with a perfumed nose of floral notes backed up by violets and delicate spice undertones. A beautifully balanced wine with excellent fruit purity and complexity on the palate.

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The grapes for this wine came from vineyards planted in deep, decomposed granite and clay soils on a north-westerly slope, situated some 100m to 150m above sea level. The vines are grown under optimum conditions and are trellised on a seven-wire trellising system. They yielded 8 to 12 tons per hectare.

The grapes were harvested by hand at 24.5° to 26° Balling in mid-March. After destalking and crushing, the juice was fermented for 10 days on the skins in stainless-steel tanks at 25° to 27°C. A small portion of about 10% of the grapes are whole bunch fermented. We use a pump-over system. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in wood for 18 months, using a combination of first, second and third-fill French oak barrels.

Colour: Bright, rich red.

Bouquet: Perfumed floral notes, backed up by violets with complex spice undertones.

Taste: Medium-bodied with excellent fruit and tannin complexity. A beautifully balanced wine.

  • 2022
    • 4.5 stars in Platter’s 2022
    • Wine mag – 91 points
  • 2021
    • 91 points in Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2021
    • Double Gold in the Gilbert and Gaillard International Tasting

Food pairing: Excellent enjoyed with Mediterranean style dishes, spicy lamb, beef or pork roasts. A great accompaniment to smoked meat as well as a traditional South African Barbeque.

Alcohol: 14.4% by vol

Residual sugar: 2,7 g/l

Total acidity: 5.9 g/l

pH: 3.5

Extract: 32 g/l

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