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Private Collection Stellenbosch Shiraz

Expressive and bold, crafted to make a statement. Dark chocolate and floral aromas with notes of white pepper. Smooth integration of fruit and tannins with a full, juicy mid-palate that shows handsome structure.

VARIETAL

100% Shiraz

Wine Of Origin

Stellenbosch

Appellation

Carrol Boyes Private Collection Shiraz

VINTAGE

2013

Profile

Dry

ALCOHOL

14.5%

VOLUME

750 ml

pH

3.6

TA

5.5

Rs

3.1

Wine specs

Tasting notes

Tasting note: Expressive and bold, crafted to make a statement. Dark chocolate and floral aromas with notes of white pepper. Smooth integration of fruit and tannins with a full, juicy mid-palate that shows handsome structure.

Food suggestion : An ideal match with game dishes or a char-grilled steak with a pepper sauce. Also goes well with dark and bitter chocolate.

Wine specs

In The Vineyard

Vineyard management: Spur pruning began in mid-July, followed by shoot thinning in mid-October, which left an average of two to three shoots per spur. The exercise was repeated in early December, when excess shoots were removed. Careful tipping of the shoots commenced at the end of January to ensure concentration of nutrients in the berries. Small, uneven bunches were removed two weeks prior to harvesting.

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The Harvest

Grapes are picked by hand, placed into small lug boxes and transported to the cellar in cool trucks

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In The Cellar

Fermenting at between 26°C – 30°C the ferments took between 7 – 12 days to finish. A combination of punchdown and pumpovers were used to maximise the extraction of ripe and round tannins and colour. After the ferment, wines were left on the skins 5 – 10 days before being pressed. Ageing in 1st to 4th fill 300 litre barrels for 15 – 16 months.

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