Pandiculation 2018



6 x 750ml Shiraz Blend ( R120 per Bottle)

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Vintage: 2018 ABV:
Cultivars: Shiraz (88%), Grenache Noir (12%)
Style: Elegant, Southern Rhone style, a prominent black fruit
Area of origin: Stellenbosch

ABV: 14.5% pH: 3.45 RS: 3.1g/lt

Vineyards: Fruit for this blend was carefully selected from two younger blocks of vineyards on North facing slopes and elevation of 170-210m, chosen for their soft-ripened fruit and tannins. The Shiraz grapes ripened in deep Hutton and Clovelly soils which are granite derived
and have a high gravel content ensuring balanced growth and fruit that ripened at lower sugar levels. The Grenache was planted in 2008 on northwest-facing slopes, producing smaller bunches with intense flavours. Efficient canopy management practices such as suckering and tipping ensured sufficient sunlight penetrated the canopy. Both parcels of grapes ripened with naturally high acidity and lower pH level.
Winemaking: The grapes were handpicked in mid to late February, very early in the morning, which allowed for the grapes to be delivered cold to the cellar where they were hand sorted, some de-stemmed and lightly crushed, and others whole bunch fermented. The two
cultivars were vinified separately. Fermentation took place in open fermenters for the Shiraz and a closed fermenter for the Grenache. Maceration period of 7 days after primary fermentation on the Shiraz and 3 days on the Grenache. Both wines were matured for 18
months is old 300L French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation took place in Stainless Steel.

Tasting notes: A beautiful bouquet of sweet ripe blackberries, infused with a hint of rich plums, combined with delicate white pepper and subtle cinnamon spicy aromas, creates a wine with a complex, intriguing nose. Bright garnet red in colour, this full-bodied wine has an elegant juicy creamy entry with soft round tannins and a long lingering finish.

Tim Atkin Report 2020: 91 Points
Platter Wine Guide: 4 Stars

Additional information

Weight 9 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 30 cm