ARENDSIG SHIRAZ 2017
This Shiraz is made from a single vineyard planted in Block: A12 on calcareous, loam and Karoo shale soil. Between Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountain range, west facing slope above the banks of the Breede River, south in the Robertson Wine Valley, Wakkerstroom Wes, R317, Arendsig Farm. Meso-climate is influenced by everyday South Eastern during summer, morning fog in winter, big variation in day & night temperatures, Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountain range and Breede River that runs through the valley.
This single vineyard wine is made with minimal interference throughout the vilification. During fermentation, natural yeasts are used and not enzymes. Maturation takes place in neutral vessels to bring through the unique vineyard character. Due to minimal interference through vilification, sediment may occur. Maturation takes place for 10 months in Foudre cask followed by 3 months in neutral, 225L barrels.
Ph: 3.56; TA:5.4; Alcohol: 14%; VSO2: 13 mg/l; TSO2: 71 mg/l; RS: 4.2g/l
Nose: Scent of tabacco, cigar box, spice, cherries and fresh red fruit
Palate: Fruit driven with round tannin