Project Description

    Saronsberg Provenance Shiraz 2014

    The soft textured tannins, full-bodied mouthfeel and silken finish lends itself as a platform to heady mix of red berry and black fruit flavours combined with floral notes and fynbos nuances.
    Type : Red
    Style : Dry
    Body : Full



    The grapes were hand-picked in the early morning and force cooled to 4 °C. It was then bunch sorted, destemmed and berry sorted on vibration tables by 25 highly trained staff. The berries were gently crushed into a satellite tank and deposited in open and closed fermenters. The must was dejuiced by 8 to 12% depending on the vineyard. It was given a
    cold soak of 3 to 5 days at 9 °C protected by a CO2 blanket. The juice was pumped over once daily during this period.

    The tanks were then heated to 18 °C and inoculated with BM45, L2056 and D254 yeast. The fermentation temperature was allowed to peak at 28 °C. The fermenting cap was punched down three times daily and one pumpover was done per day. Total time on the skins varies from 11 to 22 days. The wine was then pressed into 30% new and 70% second-fill 300l Allier French oak barrels. The press fraction was separated. Malolactic bacteria were inoculated and malolactic fermentation was completed in the barrels. After malolactic fermentation, the wines were given a low sulphur dose and left on the gross lees for 11 months. The wine was then racked, blended and returned to barrels. After a total of 20 months in barrels, the wine was filtered through a coarse sheet filter. Bottling was done with a fine sheet filtration.

    Winemaker : Dewaldt Heyns
    Main Variety : Shiraz
    Alcohol : 14.75 %vol
    pH : 3.38
    RS : 3.7 g/l
    Total Acid : 6.2 g/l
    Volatile Acidity : 0.71 g/l
    SO2 : 69 mg/l
    Free SO2 : 11 mg/l
    Appellation : Tulbagh

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    100% Shiraz

    Clones: SH1, SH9, SH99, SH22, SH21, SH35
    Rootstock: R99 and Mgt 101-14
    Age: Average 12 years
    Soil:Structured red and yellow clay soils with coarse gravel; well drained sandy-loam soils with a high stone content and some
    partially weathered shale soils.

    Harvest: 21 February to 22 March 2013 (one of the latest seasons the last decade)
    Yield: 6.5 tons per hectare (44 hl/ha)
    Balling: 24.2° Balling
    pH: 3.25–3.45
    Total acid: 5.90–6.9 g/l
    The grapes were handpicked in the early morning and force cooled to 4°C.

    2014 Vintage
    Double Gold Top 100 SA 2016
    SAWi 2016 Platinum Recipient

    2013 Vintage
    SAWi 2015 Platinum Recipient
    Double Gold Top 100 SA 2016

    2012 Vintage
    Veritas 2014 Gold
    Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2014 Gold
    Old Mutual Trophy Wine 2014 96 Points/Gold
    Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 Gold
    Double Gold WineStyle People’s Choice Awards 2014
    Tim Atkin MW Report 2015 91

    Vintage 2011
    2013 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles – Grand Gold
    2013 Decanter Asia Wine Awards – Commended
    2013 Veritas Wine Awards – Gold
    2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition – Silver
    2013 Michelangelo International Wine Awards – Gold
    2013 Decanter Awards – Grand Gold
    2013 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show – Bronze

    Vintage 2010
    2013 China Wine & Spirit Awards (CWSA) – Silver
    2013 Decanter World Wine Awards – Commended Medal
    2012 Michelangelo International Wine Awards – Gold
    Classic Wine Top 6
    2012 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show – Bronze
    2012 International Wine Challenge – Bronze
    2012 Decanter World Wine Awards – Gold
    2012 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles – Silver Medal
    2012 Top 100 SA Wines: Shiraz – Best Value Award

    Vintage 2009
    2012 Top 100 SA Wines

    Vintage 2008
    2010 Michelangelo International Wine Awards – Gold
    2011 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles – Gold

    Vintage 2007
    2010 Global Trader/Wine Magazine Shiraz Challenge – Winner
    2010 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles – Gold
    2009 Veritas – Gold

    Vintage 2006
    2008 Winemakers’ Choice – Diamond
    2008 Michelangelo International Wine Awards – Double Gold

    Vintage 2005
    2007 Winemakers’ Choice – Diamond
    2007 Swiss International Airlines – Gold






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