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Edgebaston Shiraz 2006
Technical Analysis
: David Finlayson
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.2 %vol
RS : 2.2 g/l
Total Acid : 6.1 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.60 g/l
SO2 : 95 mg/l
Free SO2 : 35 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Herbaceous

2010 John Platter Wine Guide - 4 stars
Tasting Notes
The aim with this wine has been to make a classic styled Shiraz leaning more towards its European heritage. White pepper, violets, mulberry and smoky vanilla notes on the nose are backed up by a bracing freshness and dry, ripe tannins on the palate. A smoky, complex meat and spice character gives a long aftertaste.
Ageing Potential
Atleast 5 to 8 years ageing before this wine reaches its optimum drinkability.
Blend Information
100% Shiraz
In The Vineyard
Vineyard Size: 4 hectare
Soil Type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay
About The Harvest
Harvest Date: Mid March 2006
In The Cellar
Bunches hand sorted and de-stemmed. Fermentation in 6000 litre tanks with 3-4 pump-overs per day. 2 weeks maceration on skins followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel.
Maturation period: 14 months in 225 and 300 litre barrels.
Wood Elevation:
30% New French Oak - Nevers, Allier;  Medium Toasted
30% 2nd and 3rd Fill French Oak - Medium Toast
30% 2nd and 3rd Fill American Oak - Medium Toasted

Other Vintages
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Edgebaston Shiraz 2006 David Finlayson Shiraz

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