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Edgebaston Syrah 2017
Technical Analysis
: David Finlayson
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.13 %vol
pH : 3.51
RS : 2.6 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.76 g/l
SO2 : 49 mg/l
Free SO2 : 15 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant

Tasting Notes
The aim with this wine has been to make a classic styled Syrah 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.
Ageing Potential

A smoky, complex meat and spice character gives a long aftertaste that 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

Mid-February to March 2017 in batches

In The Cellar

Bunches hand sorted and de-stemmed.  In some tanks 5% stems added back to ferment.  Fermentation in 6000 litre tanks.  3-4 pump-overs per day. 2 weeks maceration on skins.  Malolactic fermentation in barrel.  Maturation period, 14 months in 225 and 300 litre barrels.

30 % New French Oak – Nevers, Allier; Medium Toasted
70% 2nd  and 3rd Fill French Oak – Medium Toast

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