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Cederberg Shiraz 2018
Cederberg Shiraz 2018
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Cederberg Shiraz 2018

Regular price $46.95

Grapes are hand harvested at 24.5 – 26.0 balling. Cold soak for two days before it is inoculated with yeast. During fermentation colour/flavour extraction takes place with regular pump-overs every six hours along with two to three manual punch downs of the grape cap. A maximum temperature of 27°C is reached.

On completion of fermentation a further 10-14 days of extended skin maceration takes place before pressing and barrelling in 225l French oak.

Malolactic fermentation is completed in barrel and further maturation takes place over 15 months.

45% 1st fill, 45% 2nd fill & 10 % 3rd fill barrel, tight and medium grain oak with medium toasting 96% French oak, 4% American oak.

 

--------------------- ANALYSIS ---------------------

Alc 14.5 % vol

TA 5.9 g/l

RS 3.6 g/l

pH 3.45

--------- WINEMAKER'S TASTING NOTES --------- A multi-layered Shiraz showing red cherries and mulberries with a subtle mocha, clove nuances. Complex on palate with long lasting flavours of red fruit and dark chocolate. Full bodied wine with mouth-watering tannins. Optimum Drinking Time: 4 - 8 years