Welmoed Shiraz 2017
This blend has a nose brimming with blackcurrant and raspberry flavours, complemented by just a hint of spice. A light oak treatment balances the supple fruit on the palate and adds to a lingering finish.
VITICULTURE AND VINIFICATION NOTES
The grapes were selected from premium vineyard blocks in the Stellenbosch region. The vines were grown in a cool Mediterranean climate and loamy clay soils. The grapes were harvested at 24° Balling in early to mid-February. Fermentation took place on its skins for approximately five days at 25° - 28° Celsius within static red fermenters. Skins were pressed off prior to dryness to retain its soft ripe tannins and avoid any unnecessary varietal tannins. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in stainless steel tanks with 2g/lt of selected medium toast French oak staves for approximately eight months.
Enjoy within the next three years.
SUITABILITY FOR VEGETARIANS OR VEGANS
Suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans.
Excellent served with grilled meat dishes or hearty winter stews.
Alcohol: 13.8% by volume
Residual sugar: 3g/l
Total acidity: 5.65g/l