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Shiraz Select 2009

Shiraz Select 2009

R1,470.00

The Saxenburg Select Shiraz 2009 has a nice combination of dark fruit and sweet spice on the nose, with hints of nutmeg and plum and a touch of white pepper. The palate is rich and well balanced, with creamy tannins, with an acidity that is perfectly integrated. Full-bodied with lively tannins on the aftertaste.

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Description

Tasting Notes

The Saxenburg Select Shiraz 2009 has a nice combination of dark fruit and sweet spice on the nose, with hints of nutmeg and plum and a touch of white pepper. The palate is rich and well balanced, with creamy tannins, with an acidity that is perfectly integrated. Full-bodied with lively tannins on the aftertaste.

 

Food Pairing

This elegant wine will compliment any red meat dish.

Additional information

Vintage:

2009

Cultivar:

100% Shiraz

Cellaring Potential:

Drinking beautifully now but maturation potential beyond 10 years.

Alc:

14.5%

TA:

6.3 g/l

pH:

3.6

RS:

2.6 g/l

Appellation:

Stellenbosch

Terroir:

North to West slope with decomposed granite, gravel, medium soil for low natural production on the Shiraz.

Vinification Details:

Hand-picked grapes from 3 vineyards fermented with Shiraz-friendly yeast to express maximum cultivar and vintage character. 28 Days skin contact was allowed and malolactic fermentation was completed in French and
American oak barrels where it remained for 3 months without SO2. Thereafter SO2 added and matured a further 21 months in the same barrels without racking.

Oak maturation: 300 litre French and American oak barrels 50/50 (100% new).

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