Fortress Hill Shiraz 2017

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A PASSION FOR PERFECTION

Winemaking

This wine consists of only one cultivar, Shiraz. The grapes were handpicked and grapes were selected out of various blocks of Shiraz.  The grapes came in at 25 Balling, were destemmed and cold maturation lasted 24 hours.  After cold maturation, the pulp was inoculated with a yeast strain and fermentation took place for a period of 18 days at a temperature of 25-26C.  In this 18 day period regular (4 times per day) pump overs were done.  The juice was pressed when the fermentation finished which paved the road for Malolactic fermentation to start and finish in 31 days thereafter.  The wine matured in 100% French oak barrels for a period of 12 months.  After maturation, the wine was prepared for bottling.

Cellar Master Comment

Dark in colour with flavours of blackberry, blueberry, vanilla and cloves.  The wine has soft, smooth tannins that ensure a long fruity aftertaste.  Maturation potential 5 – 8 years

Character

Flavours of blackberries and cloves.

Enjoy with red meat dishes.

Best enjoyed at 18 degrees Celsius.

 

Analysis:

Alcohol

RS

TA

VA

14,5%

4,1

5,7

0,69

FSO2

TSO2

pH

32

93

3,61