Cape Heights Shiraz, WO Western Cape - Boutinot International
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Cape Heights Shiraz, WO Western Cape 2022

SAB292INT

Boutinot South Africa

Deliciously juicy, forward style of unoaked Shiraz from cool Coastal vineyards.

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Production

The vineyards for this Shiraz clamber up the foothills of the Swartland mountains that are comprised of sandstone and alluvial soils. This region is hot and dry which forces these unirrigated vines to work hard to produce low yields and small berries. Produced from only free run juice and fermented on skins in stainless steel tanks, a portion of the grapes are whole bunch fermented as the ripe stems add to the overall tannin quality of the wine. The remainder of the grapes are destemmed and pressed. After a third of the sugar has fermented, delestage is done once per day. The wine is drawn off at the bottom of the tank and transferred into a separate tank. Once complete, it is then transferred back into the fermentation tank onto the skins and stems. This method ensures more air is incorporated into the wine which helps to release the fresh, fruity and spicy aromas known so well in this variety.

Tasting notes

A vibrant juicy style of Shiraz with ripe bramble and black cherry on the nose. Fresh summer pudding fruits and gentle spice on the palate lead to a mellow and satisfyingly rich finish.

Food match

This wine was made with the barbecue in mind, it's a great partner to homemade burgers or sticky spare ribs.

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