Journeys End Shiraz 2018

R198.00

Dark ruby/purple colour. This vintage has beautiful concentrated dark fruit flavours showing a mix of dark cherry, raspberry, blueberry and hints of violets and white pepper. Full bodied wine, with finely structured tannins complimenting an elegant, soft finish. Ready to drink now and can age until 2020.

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Description

SHIRAZ 2018

W.O. Stellenbosch

Winemaking Notes

The Grapes were picked from block 13 which rests in a relatively exposed area of the farm with sweeping South Easterly winds creating shorter canopies and smaller, more concentrated fruit. Block 13 is situated 130m above sea level on a Tukulu dominant soils with small fractions of the Glenrosa soil type. Glenrosa has inherently lower fertility also affecting the canopy height and influencing fruit concentration.

Tasting Notes

An expressive aromatic delivery of redcurrants and violets with white pepper and notes of dried coriander. This wine showcases its carbonic component which adds an element of playful candified fruit while softening the tannins for easy drinkability. Generous oak aging in larger format barrels allows the vineyard character to shine, with great natural acidity and a silky long-lasting finish. Already drinking well. Best drunk now and until 2029.

Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 14.5%
Total Acidity: 5.75 g/L
pH: 3.53
Residual Sugar: 3.54 g/L

Viticulture

Climate Coastal
Aspect South facing slopes
Soil type Granite and sandy top soil
Clones SH99, SH21A
Rootstock 101 – 14, Richter 99
Planting date 1997 – 1998
HA planted 5.56ha
Average tonnage 7 tons/ha
Irrigation Drip irrigation
Trellis system Extended Perold, 7 Strand
Harvest dates 6 March 2016
Total Production 20 Barrels

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