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Slowine Shiraz 2016

Description
With its soft, juicy fruits and chocolate notes, this is a delicious red for day-dreaming or with some very slowly roasted lamb on any lazy day, and especially Sundays.

Vinification
Grapes were harvested from the Overberg district at the its optimum ripeness (22 – 24ºB). The grapes were given a cold soaking for two days. Once fermentation commenced the must was gently pumped over twice or three times a day to keep the fermentation cake moist.

After alcoholic fermentation the wine was racked to tank for malolactic fermentation to commence. The wine was racked when necessary and after twelve months racked for a final and blended. After blending the wine received a coarse filtration before bottling.

Tasting Notes
This bright purple red wine show lots of spice and fruit on the nose, the palate is soft, yet concentrated with fruit and a lingering after-taste.

Food pairing
Serve with beef fillet or roasted lamb, potatoes and green beans. Lamb cutlets, roasted beef, oxtail “potjie” or wagyu beef.

Technical Analysis
Alc. 13.57%
TA 5.4 g/l
RS 4.3 g/l
pH 3.56

Accolades
Veritas 2014 Silver – Vintage 2013
Veritas 2014 Bronze – Vintage 2014
Veritas 2017 Bronze – Vintage 2015
Veritas 2017 Bronze – Vintage 2016
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2014 Gold – Vintage 2012
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2015 Silver – Vintage 2013
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2015 Gold – Vintage 2014
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2017 Double Gold – Vintage 2016
Old Mutual 2014 Bronze – Vintage 2013
Old Mutual 2016 Bronze – Vintage 2015
Decanter World Wine Awards 2008 Silver – Vintage 2006
Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006

R70.00 per bottle

About Slowine

Slowine is a collaborative project by producers who have their vineyards around the Groenland Mountain.

The Wines

View our delectable Slowine range of easy drinking, slow living wines.

Slow Living

Contrary to the way it may sound, Slow Living does not always mean that things have to happen slowly

Conservation

The little guy you see roaming across the pages of this website and on the Slowine bottle goes by the name of the Common Padloper (“Road-walker”).

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