Pinotage/Shiraz - Dawn
Brand : Seven Sisters
Cultivar : Pinotage/Shiraz
Vintage : 2008
Production / Vinification Methods
When making this wine we set out to combine fruit flavours with soft, dry tannins. The grapes are harvested, crushed, then the juice is fermented on the skins until dry with two aerations per day. After malolactic fermentation the wine is racked and bottled.
Soil / Viticulture practices Wine of origin:
Western Cape Varietals: Pinotage 60% Shiraz 40% In the vineyard: The grapes are sourced from lowyielding, vines with the focus on quality fruit and maximum flavour potential.
Tasting Colour: Deep bright ruby with slight crimson edge. Nose: Open upfront with pepper, plum and dark berry fragrances layered with savoury and spice aromas. Palate: Smooth ripe plum and mild pepper flavours with a hint of spice. Firm, but smooth tannins and a pleasant long aftertaste. Overall: Pinotage / Shiraz is characterized by intense pepper and plummy fruit flavours, yet round, smooth and deliciously easy drinking.
Official Analysis Alc: 12.88 / TA: 7.1 / RS: 1.2 / pH: 3.35
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