Fort Simon Shiraz 2015

A PASSION FOR PERFECTION

Winemaking

This wine consists of only one cultivar, Shiraz. The grapes were handpicked and grapes were selected out of our best block of Cabernet Sauvignon.  The grapes came in at 24,8 Balling, were destemmed and cold maturation lasted 48 hours.  After cold maturation, the pulp was inoculated with a yeast strain and fermentation took place for a period of 16 days at a temperature of 25-26C.  In this 16 day period regular (4 times per day) pump overs wat exercise on each tank.  The juice was pressed when the fermentation finished witch paved the road for Malolactic fermentation to start and finish in 18 days.  The wine matured in 100% French oak barrels for a period of 24 months.  After maturation, the wine was prepared for bottling.

Cellar Master Comment

This deep ruby coloured wine gives you ripe blackcurrant aromas, complimented with soft raspberry, caramel and vanilla flavours.  A well-structured wine with ripe, soft tannins and a long finish.  Maturation potential 5-10 years.

Character

Flavours of blackcurrant and raspberry.

Enjoy with red meat or creamy pasta dishes.

Best enjoyed at 18 degrees Celsius.

 

Analysis:

Alcohol

RS

TA

VA

14,5%

4,7

5,6

0,54

FSO2

TSO2

pH

29

90

3,51