Kleine Draken Shiraz 2005

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Neil Schnoor
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.92 %vol
pH - 3.65
RS - 2.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.0 g/l
Free SO2 - 25 mg/l
Appellation - Paarl

Characteristics

Type - Red
Body - Medium


Tasting Notes

Colour: Very deep ruby red.
Nose: Highly concentrated berry fruit with typical background smokiness.
Palate: Medium to full bodied, balanced, rounded and well structured. Will improve with bottle age.

Ageing Potential

Can drink now or keep for 3 - 5 years.

Blend Information

100% Shiraz

Food Suggestions

Red meat, rich casseroles and spicy pasta dishes.

In The Vineyard

Irrigation: Extended Perold
Trellis System: Drip
Soil: Deep Loam & Alluvial
Climate: Hot dry summers & heavy winter rains

About The Harvest

Type: Hand picked
Date: 09 February 2005
Yield: 9 tons / ha

In The Cellar

After destalking and crushing the mash was flash pasteurized and then re-cooled to 25°C . The mash was then inoculated with a selected="true" yeast strain and fermented dry at a controlled temperature of 24 - 25°C. After pressing, the wine was matured in new and used French Oak for 12 months prior to sterile filtration and bottling in April 2006.


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Kleine Draken Shiraz 2005 Neil Schnoor Shiraz

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