Klein Constania

Shiraz 1997

Shiraz 1997

Grown on the low and warmer North-facing slopes (70 m above sea level) 

Harvested at full ripeness in March 1997.Yields were kept down to 6 tons per hectare to ensure concentrated flavours.

Tasting Notes

Plum coloured. Powerful smoky, spicy nose with ripe red berry fruit. Chocolate, vanilla and oak aromas. Upfront flavours of dense fruit. Well – balanced with integrated fruit and firm, ripe tannins. Lingering spicy finish.

Maturation

We recommend the wine for drinking now, but believe it will improve with further bottle maturation.

Barrel Aging

After fermentation the wine was matured for 18 months in 225 litre American oak barrels, 50 % of which were new.

Wine Details

Vintage: 1997

Alcohol: 13% vol

Residual Sugar: 1.9g/l

pH: 3.69

Total Acid: 6.3g/l