Stella

R 350-00

The STELLA 2013 bursts with black pepper, cherry and upfront ripe fruit flavours exuding from this dark, almost opaque wine. It is quite spicy, but has a clean red berry perfume. Huge flavour concentration carries onto the palate where the velvety tannins give the wine a fantastic mouthfeel and almost restrained tension. It is a powerful wine for sure, but the cool vintage has allowed for excellent freshness to be retained, giving the wine elegance, finesse and a long, well-defined finish.

 

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This is a very small selection of only two of the very best barrels of Shiraz from a vintage that was so good that we decided to keep two barrels aside for a limited release. Only 1100 bottles were made of this juicy, spicy and perfumed temptress of a wine. The Shiraz vineyard is in the middle of the well-exposed North-East facing slope on Beau Constantia and produced perfectly ripe and healthy grapes that were hand-picked, meticulously sorted and batch vinified in small fermentation vessels where most extraction during alcoholic fermentation was done by means of punch-downs. The wine was matured in 225 litre French oak barrels (50% new, 50% second-fill) for 18 months prior to bottling.

Alcohol: 13.5 %
Residual sugar: 3.2 g/L
VA: 0.6 g/L
pH: 3.57
Total Acid: 5.3 g/L