The cool ripening conditions of 2017 resulted in layers of complexity. The 2017 Shiraz shows white pepper, coriander and liquorice on the nose, while time in the glass unveils the savoury side of the wine. The spicy flavours are supported by subtle use of oak on the palate and is completed by a fine tannin structure.
Groot Constantia - Shiraz 2017
- Vintage: 2013 Winemaker: Boela Gerber Grapes: 100% Shiraz Soil: Glenrosa and Clovelly Fermentation: The grapes were handed picked at ±25º Balling and fermented in open tanks. Pump-overs were done every 4 hour for the first half of fermentation. Maturation: Post-fermentation maceration was done on certain blocks. The wines were matured for 13 months in 36% in New French Oak, 39% 2nd fill, 17% 3rd fill barrels and 8% 4th fill barrels Colour: Deep, Inky black colour. Nose: The wine is very aromatic and shows an abundance of black pepper and violets, with layers of plum and black cherries and careful use of oak Palate: The rich black fruit follows on the palate, framed by firm tannins that promises good maturation potential. Food Suggestion: Served with kudu steaks wrapped in bacon and grilled. Alcohol: 14.27%vol Residual sugar: 2.1 TA: 5.8g/l pH: 3.53