The Vineyards, planted in 1999 in two separate blocks. The vineyards have differing soil water holding capacities which enables us to give different amounts of water at different times. Elevation 120m – 150m. Soil type is mainly heavier klapmuts, over decomposed granite. Clay lies 1.5 – 2m Down.
The grapes were handpicked between 25th February and the 8th March, in Tonne batches. Wild yeast fermented for 8 days in open cement tanks. Mid ferment temperatures did not exceed 30 degrees. Matured in French oak for 24 month. The wine was bottled unfiltered and unfined.
Our Shiraz is reminiscent of cooler European style Syrah, with white pepper, abundant raspberries thus making for a good food match. The wine is subtle and does not overpower delicate food flavours.
Boutique Wine Farm
Alc: 14.8% RS:3.1 TA: 5.64 pH:3.53