sarahs-creek-wine-sweet-red

Sarah’s Creek

Sweet Red 2016

The grapes used to create the sweet red are situated on a combination of rocky shale and limestone soils.

Grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness to ensure soft tannins in the end product. Fermentation was completed over a period of 2 weeks in stainless steel tanks. Aerated racking was done twice daily. After primary fermentation, the wine was pressed and malolactic fermentation completed in stainless steel tanks.

Maturation

100% of the wine was matured in stainless steel tanks with American oak for a period of 5 months.

Blend

100% Shiraz

Analysis

Alcohol: 13.29%
Acidity: 5.4 g/l
pH: 3.59
Residual Sugar: 22.6 g/l

Winemaker’s notes

A delicious sweet red wine with essence of summer berries and spice on the nose. The palate is fresh and well balanced with a smooth finish.

Food pairing by our chef

Enjoy slightly chilled with a beef carpaccio and fennel salad in summer or a wood fired pizza with pepperoni and basil with good company on any occasion.