Foothills Vineyards Syrah 2012
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - .
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 13.89 %vol
pH - 3.66
RS - 2.2 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type - Red


Tasting Notes
Shows ripe plums and brambleberries, with vanilla and spice tones from the oak, while subtle hints of white pepper and dried herbs add to its savouriness. Juicy and elegant, it has no rough edges, is already accessible and enjoyable now, but has the ability to age a few more years.

Ageing Potential
Juicy and elegant, it has no rough edges, is already accessible and enjoyable now, but has the ability to age a few more years.

Blend Information
95% Shiraz, 5% Viognier

In The Vineyard
Located in the foothillsof thetowering Helderbergmountains, a mere 6km from False Bay and within sight of the Atlantic Ocean, these relatively high altitude vineyards enjoy the full benefit of cooling sea breezes and rolling ocean mists. The southern sloping, well-drained sand, gravel and granitic clay soils contribute to an ideal terroir promoting a natural balance between the vigour of the young vines and their yields.

About The Harvest

Age of Vines: Planted in 2008 and 2009
Clone: Shiraz: SH9; Viognier VR1A
Yield: 6 tons/ha

Grapes are handpicked at 22.5° to 23° Balling in the morning when the weather is cooler, and placed in small lug boxes which reduces compaction and damage to the fruit. The grapes are then hand sorted on sorting tables.

In The Cellar

Until we have our own cellar, we are using cellar space at Zorgvliet where their winemaker Niel Moorhouse is helping us with our first few harvests. The wine has 20% new French oak and a balance of 2nd and 3rd fill barrels.

Blend: Shiraz 95%, Viognier 5%



Other Vintages
Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Foothills Vineyards Syrah 2015 Bernard le Roux Shiraz
Foothills Vineyards Syrah 2014 Bernard le Roux Shiraz
Foothills Vineyards Syrah 2013 Bernard le Roux Shiraz
Foothills Vineyards Syrah 2012 . Shiraz
Tel: +27 21 842 0045     Cell: +27 82 046 9999     Email: info@kleinwelmoed.co.za
Raithby Road, Off Winery Road, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
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