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Sarah’s Creek

Flagship Shiraz 2015

Robertson wine valley is known to create fantastic Shiraz varietals. The grapes from these vineyards create bold, complex wines.

Grapes are harvested by hand for greater quality assurance. The grapes are cooled overnight. Thereafter the grapes are destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. Aerated racking was done three times daily to ensure a clean fermentation. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation was completed in stainless steel and a combination of French and American oak.

Maturation

70% of the wine was matured for 9 months in a combination of French and American oak. The rest was matured in stainless steel tanks.

Blend

100% Shiraz

Analysis

Alcohol: 14.5%
Acidity: 5.8 g/l
pH: 3.43
Residual Sugar: 3.8 g/l

Winemaker’s notes

A bold Shiraz with intense white pepper on the nose followed by dark cherries and tobacco. The palate is soft and juicy with a lingering aftertaste.

Food pairing by our chef

Balsamic glazed sirloin (on the braai) with wild rocket, feta and slow roasted beet salad.