Rijks Private Cellar Shiraz
This complex wine from a great vintage has an enchanting deep red colour and complex aromas of mulberry, black fruit and cinnamon, with spicy vanilla undertones.
Elegance, finesse, complexity and concentration of fruit – full bodied
This complex wine from a great vintage has an enchanting deep red colour and complex aromas of mulberry, black fruit and cinnamon, with spicy vanilla undertones. Mature but soft tannin structure which gives a rounded yet complex palate. The fruit and character has integrated well with the French oak that was selected for ageing. Broad and creamy with a long aftertaste. An elegant vintage to remember.
In the Vineyard
Soil Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist
Aspect west, north and east
Trellis and bush vines
Grapes were night harvested and picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 5.7 tons/ha
A 48 hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. During fermentation extraction by a combination of manual punch downs and pipeage were done 3 times a day. MLF took place in the barrel. Matured for 22 months in 35% new, 40% 2nd fill and 25% 3rd fill 300 litre French oak barrels.
At least 15 years after vintage
Recommended to be served at 17°C
|Residual sugar||2.9 g/l|