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Journey's End Shiraz 2013

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Single Vineyard Estate Range
A complex beautifully made wine, smoky, spicy, with dark-toned fruit, a hint of asphalt.

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R150

R900 per Case of 6

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Pack Size1 Bottle 750ml
Region:Helderberg
Blend:100% Shiraz
Winemaker/Cellarmaster:Leon Esterhuizen

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As a result of the excellent vintage and careful maturation, it is succulent, silky smooth with polished tannins. Although drinking well, there is enough underlying structure for further maturation.

Grapes were handpicked early in the morning from 2 different blocks on the farm.  Block 9 is 140 m above sea level and block 13 is about 170 m above sea level. Some grapes were stored overnight in the cold room before processed the next morning. Grapes were hand sorted and destemmed but not crushed.  Whole berries were cold soaked for 48 hours before inoculated.  Fermentation took about 15 days at 18 – 28 ˚ C with a carefully planned pump over schedule to ensure soft tannins in 2 roto-tanks. Malolactic fermentation was done in barrels and only free run wine were used in this blend.  Wine was oak matured for 18 months in 10 % new American oak barrels and 21 % new French oak barrels. After final blending the wine was only cross flowed before bottling.

Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 14%
Total Acidity: 5.87 g/l
pH: 3.58
Residual Sugar: 3.1 g/l

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