Shiraz, Middelvlei
Shiraz, Middelvlei
This wine carries an exciting New World fruitiness and spiciness. The pepper, plum and liquorice aromas mingled with hints of violets, vanilla and cherries.

Country and Region: South Africa,Stellenbosch

Producer: Middelvlei

Wine Style: Red

Grape Varieties : Shiraz

Vinification: 11.83 ha of the estate have been devoted to Shiraz. The vineyards, planted in 1998, 2009 and in 2010 - at 3704 vines per ha and at an altitude of 160m above sea level - face Eastwards. Harvesting took place during March 2015, with the grapes at an average sugar level of 25° Balling. The grapes were handpicked and placed in small baskets to prevent bruising. In the cellar, the grapes were gently crushed, de-stemmed and transferred to open cement tanks, where they were inoculated with yeast type NT50 and left to ferment on the skins for six days at 26° C. The young wine underwent secondary malolactic fermentation, which was completed in May 2015. The wine was matured in a combination of new and second fill oak barrels (30% American oak and 70% French Never) for a period of 11 months.

ABV: 14%

Closure: Natural Cork

Case Size: 6

Case price: £ 83.70

Bottle Price: £ 13.95