Bellevue Shiraz 2020

R95.00

VITICULTURIST: DIRKIE MORKEL

WINEMAKER: WILHELM KRITZINGER

ORIGIN: BOTTELARY, STELLENBOSCH

SOIL: GLENROSA, WESTLEIGH, KROONSTAD

TRELLISING: TRELLISED

AGE OF VINES: 20-28 YEARS OLD

YIELD: 6TONS PER HECTARE

CLIMATE:
THE EFFECT OF THE CONTINUOUS DROUGHT WAS ONCE AGAIN FELT WITH A TINY CROP AND GRADUAL RIPENING OF THE FRUIT. TINY BERRIES ALLOWED THE PRODUCTION OF WINES WITH HIGHLY CONCENTRATED VARIETAL CHARACTER

VINIFICATION:
THE GRAPES WERE HARVESTED AT 23°B THE JUICE SPENT 6 HOURS ON THE SKINS BEFORE INOCULATION. FERMENTATION TOOK PLACE AT 26 – 28°C FOR ABOUT 4DAYS, PUMPED OVER 3 TIMES DAILY DURING ALCOHOLIC FERMENTATION, MALOLATIC FERMENTATION WAS COMPLETED IN TANKS. THE WINE MATURE IN FRENCH AND AMERICAN OAK.

TASTING NOTES:
THEIS WINE IS A TYPICAL EXAMPLE OF A MODERN SHIRAZ, SHOW MOCHA. WOOD SMOKE AND MULBERRIES ON THE NOSE. THIS FOLLOWED BY BOLD LAYERS OF RIPE FRUIT AND SMOKED BEEF ON THE PALATE THE WINE HAS AN AGEING POTENTIAL OF 5 YEARS.

ANALYSIS:        ALC: 14.68        PH: 3.60        RS: 2.4         TA: 5.8

SKU: bell-shiraz Categories: ,

Description

This wine is a typical example of a modern Shiraz, showing mocha, wood smoke and mulberries on the nose. This is followed by bold layers of ripe fruit and smoked beef on the palate.