Shiraz 2013

Winemaking

The grapes were handpicked at phenolic ripeness and stored at 10°C to ensure the finest flavour and freshness. Upon crushing, a temperature of 10°C was maintained and both skins and juice were left in contact in French oak tanks for 10 days. Varying from stainless steel, this approach provides improved colour and tannin stability. Upon fermentation, flavour and colour is allowed to develop for a period of 4 weeks before the wine is transferred to 60% new French oak barrels for 16-22 months. The use of new French oak allows the wine to retain certain flavours and extract tannin from the oak, resulting in a fuller mid pallet. By using 60% new oak, the fruits within the wine are respected ensuring the wine is complex yet settled with great ageing potential.


Vintage

A great vintage for both white and red wine - ripe with ample freshness and good concentration. High quality vintage.


Winemaker's comments

Red and black fruit, purple flowers, spice and white pepper on the nose. The palate is pure and fresh with lovely fine tannins, the finish gently savoury.


Food pairing

Our Shiraz will happily take on powerful flavours, rich and gamey. This wine will go along perfectly with ostrich or venison.






Wine Club

We started the Marianne Wine Club in 2014 to reward loyal clientele and to build on friendships formed at the estate. Our club members are our ambassadors and it has been hugely gratifying to see it grow, and to see familiar faces coming back to the farm and attending our events and affiliated shows across South Africa.

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