Michele D’Or Shiraz 2016

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Winemaking

This wine consists of only one cultivar, Shiraz. The grapes were handpicked and grapes were selected out of varies blocks of Shiraz.  The grapes came in at 25 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 were done.  The juice was pressed when the fermentation finished witch paved the road for Malolactic fermentation to start and finish in 13 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

This wine is dark red in colour.   On the nose, there are flavours of cherries, plums and vanilla.  The palate is well rounded with soft integrated tannins that leave you with a long finish of red and blackberries.    This wine will compliment most red meat dishes.  Maturation potential 5-8 years.

Character

Flavours of cherries and vanilla.

Enjoy with red meat dishes.

Best enjoyed at 18 degrees Celsius.

 

Analysis:

Alcohol

RS

TA

VA

14,5%

4,6

5,6

0,48

FSO2

TSO2

pH

34

85

3,50