Diemersdal Shiraz 2019 - 750ml

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Regular price N$121.74

Six generations of Louws have practiced the art of winemaking at Diemersdal since the Estate passed into their hands in 1885. More than 12 decades later, Diemersdal is a well-known landmark in the lush Durbanville Valley, one of the Cape’s oldest wine regions.

Diemersdal forms part of the Wine of Origin Cape Town where cooling mists from the Atlantic Ocean roll over the vineyards every afternoon, contributing to the unique character of Diemersdal wines.

Description

Food suggestions:
Enjoy with powerful and spicy red meat dishes including venison. Strongly flavoured, harder cheeses pair well with this wine.

Tasting notes:
The wine has a complex nose with overtones of black and white pepper, pomegranate, cigar box, cloves and spice. On the palate there are vibrant red fruit, blackcurrant and dark chocolate flavours, underpinned by well integrated oak with a long spicy finish. This wine shows a good structure and will develop for years to come.

Maturation:
12 months oak maturation in 30% new 225L French oak barrels.

Oenology:
The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness. Fermentation in open fermenters for 5-7 days at 24°C to 28°C. Punch-downs every 4 hours, pressed at 5°Balling. 100% MLF completed spontaneously in tanks before the wine was racked into 225L French oak barrels.

Awards:
2019 vintage: Gold – Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards ’20
2018 vintange: Gold – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show ’20
2016 vintage: Gold – Veritas Wine Awards ’18
2015 vintage: Double Gold – Michelangelo Int’l Wine Awards ‘16

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