The grapes were selected from Vergelegens own 1 ha Shiraz vineyard. The vineyard is situated on Rooiland, which is cooler than our Stonepine vineyards. This small block is intensely manipulated to simulate optimal growing conditions. With
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This is a shiraz with a grand stature. A combination of cherries and blackcurrants with a hint of spice. An elegant yet full bodied wine with a velvety finish on the palate.
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.
|wine style||Spicy Red|
|wine country||South Africa|
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