Vergelegen Premium Shiraz 2019
Dark ruby with violets, spice, chocolate and black berry fruit on the nose. The palate shows a balanced acidity, with rich tannins and a long clean fruit dominated aftertaste.
The grapes were selected from Vergelegen’s Rooiland vineyards, Blocks 6, 9 & 11 were chosen for their unique and moderate climate, 170 m above sea level and circa 10 km from the ocean. These particular vineyards have carefully defined irrigation and canopy management practices to ensure a balanced crop size.
The grapes were hand-picked from 20-25th March 2019 and transported in 10 kg lug boxes to the Winery and stored overnight in a refrigerated container at -10° C. The following day the grapes were hand sorted, de-stemmed and cold soaked at 8-10°C for 7 days before yeast inoculation. After alcoholic fermentation the wine was left for a further 35 days on the skins and then underwent 16 months oak maturation in second and third fill 225 litre barrels. Bottling took place on 12th of October 2020. Released March 2022.
RS 2.77 g/l
TA 5.99 g/l
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