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Edgebaston Shiraz 2008
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: David Finlayson
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.3 %vol
pH : 3.62
RS : 2.3 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.64 g/l
SO2 : 99 mg/l
Free SO2 : 30 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Herbaceous


Accolades
- 4 Star Platter
- Commended at International Wine Challenge 2011
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
Shows the promise of at least 5 to 8 years ageing before this wine reaches its optimum drinkability.
Blend Information
100% Shiraz
In The Vineyard
Soil Type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay
About The Harvest
Harvest Date: Mid March 2008
Bunches hand sorted and de-stemmed.
In The Cellar
Fermentation in 6000 litre tanks with 3-4 pump-overs per day. Two 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

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