Luddite Shiraz 2010

Luddite Shiraz 2010

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Grapes for the Luddite Shiraz 2010 were sourced from three Bot River vineyard sites: Ou Meul harvested on 18 February 2010, Feiteiras harvested on 19 February 2010, Luddite young block (all clones) harvested on 28 February 2010 and Luddite old block (both clone 1A and 9C) harvested on 4 March 2010. The four batches were fermented in large stainless steel tanks with regular pump-overs. Due to a new cooling plant, fermentations were done between 22 and 24°C, which resulted in a long, slow fermentation with plenty of time on the skins to build structure. Malolactic fermentation was allowed to take place on the skins during post-maceration after which the wine was pressed into tank. After settling in tank, the wine was transferred to barrel of which 25% new oak was used. 95% of the barrels were French oak and 5% Hungarian oak. The rest of the barrels were 2nd, 3rd and 4th-fill. All four batches of wine were kept separate and remained in barrel for 24 months after which they were blended to create the best possible wine for this vintage. 10,400 bottles were produced. Bottled at 15%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: Jumps out the glass. Dark fruit, cinnamon, mace and black pepper with a hint of fynbos perfume.

Palate: Bold dark fruit, dates and prunes welcome on entry. Complimented with savoury spice on the mid-palate with a hint black pepper.

Finish: Elegant with lovely ripe soft tannin. Lingering floral fynbos notes and dried fruits.


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Luddite Shiraz 2010