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


Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Herbaceous


- 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

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Edgebaston Shiraz 2008 David Finlayson Shiraz
Edgebaston Shiraz 2006 David Finlayson Shiraz
ARA - Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol use Not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Enjoy Responsibly.