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Shiraz 2016

R250.00

The Saxenburg Private Collection Shiraz 2016 has warm sweet-spicy flavours with dark fruit notes and shows a fine balance between fruit and tannin. This Shiraz is very well balanced and ends with a rich, full mouthfeel and creamy aftertaste. The wood is well integrated and the fresh acidity compliments this wine.

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Description

Tasting Notes

The Saxenburg Private Collection Shiraz 2016 has warm sweet-spicy flavours with dark fruit notes and shows a fine balance between fruit and tannin. This Shiraz is very well balanced and ends with a rich, full mouthfeel and creamy aftertaste. The wood is well integrated and the fresh acidity compliments this wine.

 

Food Pairing

This elegant wine is best complimented by game or full-flavoured meat dishes.

Additional information

Vintage:

2016

Cultivar:

100% Shiraz

Cellaring Potential:

Drinking beautifully on release but can mature for a further 10 years or more.

Alc:

14.0%

TA:

6.4 g/l

pH:

3.44

RS:

3.5 g/l

Appellation:

Stellenbosch

Terroir:

Vineyards are predominantly west-sloping for the extra warmth, on medium to poor soil to maintain low production levels, high flavour concentration and body.

Vinification Details:

Only selected vineyards or part of vineyards. Open tank fermentation at 28°C, with punching down and pumping over, four times daily. Up to three further weeks of skin contact after fermentation with malolactic fermentation in tanks, no fining or filtration before barrel maturation.

Oak maturation: 300 litre American and French oak barrels, 18% new French oak.

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