Boela Gerber's 2013 CWG Auction Wine

Groot Constantia Auction Reserve Shiraz 2010100% Shiraz Wine of Origin Constantia

Grapes were hand-picked at 25.2º balling and fermented in open 500 litre French oak barrels, with punch-downs every 4 hours. At 5° balling, the wine was transferred to a stainless steel tank to finish fermentation. Extended skin maceration was allowed for 30 days after fermentation before pressing. The wine was matured for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels, 30% first fill, 43% second fill, 17% third fill and 10% fourth fill barrels. To preserve the fine quality and complexity, this wine was subjected to minimum stabilisation and filtration.

Tasting Notes: This is a classic, well-balanced Shiraz with a deep red, ruby colour. The wine shows dominant fruit - blueberries, plums, dark cherries and blackcurrant; balanced by delicate spice, white pepper, cedar wood and oak flavours. The spice and fruit that follow through on the palate combine with soft tannins to give a long, lingering aftertaste.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 102 Qty. cases on offer 40 Alc 14.0 vol% RS 3.0 g/l TA 5.9 g/l pH 3.48

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