Teen die Hoog Shiraz 2018

Grapes are hand harvested from a unique red slate parcel against a cool southern slope. Berry sorting followed by two days of cold soaking in tank leads to an intense development in colour. During fermentation two punch-downs a day of the grape cap with gentle pump-overs every six hours is completed for extraction. Extended maceration for additional 10 days before a light pressing and barrelling. Malolactic fermentation takes place in new 225L tight grain French oak - medium toast. Barrel maturation of the Shiraz is a total of 15 months; thereafter a premium selection of only three barrels is made. 85% 1st fill, 15% 2nd fill barrels

Alcohol 14.5% Vol Sugar 3.35 g/l
TA 6.0 g/l pH 3.5
  • Wine Enthusiast Magazine September 2019 : 91 points - 2017 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '20 : 4.5 stars - 2017 vintage
  • Syrah du Monde '19 : Gold - 2017 vintage

Facing: South east
Soil types: Red slate
Age: 19 years
Planted: 0.5 ha
Yield per hectare: 5 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SH 1 on Richter 99
Harvest date: 22 March 2018

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