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Lyngrove Collection Shiraz 2017

Lyngrove Collection Shiraz 2017
Lyngrove Collection Shiraz 2017
Velvet ruby colour. Lightly perfumed with lavender, plum and  blackcurrant on the nose and hints of pepper. Medium bodied wine with fine tannin balance and a spicy finish.
Technical Analysis
alc 14.9
rs 2.7
pH 3.6
ta 5.3
Wine Information
Winemaker Danie van Tonder
Variety Shiraz
BlendPercent 100% Shiraz
FoodSuggest Best at 15 – 18°C. Delectable served with wood fired pizza loaded with wild mushroom, drizzled with truffle oil and peppery rocket.
Cellar The grapes were picked at 25 balling early March when the pips was brown and the skins had no more bitter green tannins. Berries were crushed and cold-soaked for about 48 hours at 15°C, then inoculated with suitable yeast to bring out the best of the varietal. The must was fermented in stainless steel tanks with aeration every 4 hours to extract all the intense colour and flavours from the skins. Fermentation took about 5 days at temperatures between 24-28°C. During maturation a touch of oak adds complexity.
Harvest Harvest was completed end March with a 5% overall decrease in yield from previous year.
Vineyard These 10ha of vines were planted in 2000 on (101-14) rootstock with 2.5m x 1.2m spacing. The vines are drip-irrigated to ensure optimal ripening and trained on the 5-wire Perold trellis system. Planted on soils consisting of weathered granite on clay, the vines are situated on northwest facing slopes. The nearby Atlantic Ocean (False Bay) also has a cooling effect on the vineyards during the ripening season.

Another dry season with similar amounts of rain as in 2016. Mild weather from mid-October through to end January got things off at a steady pace. A couple of cool evenings during flowering resulted in less bunches/crop and unevenness at harvest. Partially through harvesting the white and early red varieties a 70mm thunder storm slowed things down for a week without too big effect on quality.
Style
body Medium
style Dry
taste Fruity
type Red
Type
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Pack
Closure Screwcap
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: Lyngrove Collection Range
R89.00
R89.00 per bottle
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