Piekenierskloof Shiraz 2020

R155,00

This Shiraz shows many similarities to a Crozes-Hermitage, with flavours of plum, black olive, blackberry and fennel. The tannins are smooth and the oak very well integrated. It drinks beautifully at present, but will reward patience with increased complexity and character.

Piekenierskloof Shiraz 2020

R155,00

This Shiraz shows many similarities to a Crozes-Hermitage, with flavours of plum, black olive, blackberry and fennel. The tannins are smooth and the oak very well integrated. It drinks beautifully at present, but will reward patience with increased complexity and character.

Description

In The Vineyard
Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region. These vineyards are all non-irrigated bush vines and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 5 tons per hectare

Harvest Date
Second week of February.

Winemaking
Grapes are handpicked and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation is initiated with selected yeast strains and is kept under 26°C.The grapes were punched down and pumped over in 3000 liter French oak foudre. Both malolactic fermentation and maturation of 14 months took place in the foudre.

Tasting Note
This Shiraz shows many similarities to a Crozes-Hermitage, with flavours of plum, black olive, blackberry and fennel. The tannins are smooth and the oak very well integrated. It drinks beautifully at present, but will reward patience with increased complexity and character.

Additional information

Production area

Piekenierskloof

Cultivar

100 % Shiraz

Alcohol

14.83 vol %

Ph

3.55

Total acid

5.7 g/l

Residual sugar

4.3 g/l

Food Pairing

This Shiraz pairs well with strong flavoured red meat dishes, such as lamb curry and kudu fillet.

Serving temperature

15 – 18 0 C

Cellar

6 – 8 years

Awards

LABEL & CUTIVAR COMPETITION POINTS
Piekenierskloof Shiraz 2020 Platters 4 Star

 

Tasting Note

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