Vertex Reserve Shiraz 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

This Shiraz is made from fully ripe grapes for a complex wine with prominent spice and berry flavours. A full-bodied dark red wine with lovely dried fruit flavours and spiciness, soft tannins make it easy-drinking. Lovely smoked coffee flavours from barrel contact.

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  • 2008

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Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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In the picturesque Robertson Wine Valley at the heart of the Robertson Wine Route lies Bonnievale, home to Bonnievale Wine Cellar where the inherent beauty of the Breede River valley inspires the making of beautiful wines. Some of the most productive agricultural land in South Africa can be found in Bonnievale. The natural beauty of this area is complemented by rich soils and ample water for i... Read more
In the picturesque Robertson Wine Valley at the heart of the Robertson Wine Route lies Bonnievale, home to Bonnievale Wine Cellar where the inherent beauty of the Breede River valley inspires the making of beautiful wines. Some of the most productive agricultural land in South Africa can be found in Bonnievale. The natural beauty of this area is complemented by rich soils and ample water for irrigation - ideal conditions for cultivating high quality wines. The lime rich soil and unique climate gives Bonnievale the natural attributes to growers and wineries in the region and therefor Bonnievale is well known for its excellent wines, including Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. With majestic mountains on the one side and the gentle, ever-flowing Breede River on the other, with beautiful fruit and wine farms lining the way, the majestic surrounds invite you into Bonnievale to meet the people who pride themselves for their warmth and unpretentious hospitality. The area is the perfect destination for a day visit a mere one and a half hours’ drive from Cape Town and just 120 kilometres from Hermanus., and 100 kilometers from the Southernmost Tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas. Bonnievale is known as The Valley of Cheese and Wine for a good reason. Bonnievale Wine Cellar is the largest winery in the area, and has the variety of cultivars and wine styles to meet the needs of any palate. Here is accommodation for everyone's needs in this beautiful valley - from luxury accommodation to camping. With the river and mountains - what more do you need for a glorious, relaxing break, away from the stresses and strains of modern living? There is great variety of activities for visitors in the area: wine tasting at the several cellars for the wine enthusiast, hiking, 4x4 trails, golfing, fishing, canoeing, a trip on The Breede River Goose, bird watching and most of all - just relaxing, breathing fresh air and enjoying the hospitality of Bonnievale and its people! Bonnievale Wine Cellar - synonymous with exceptional quality, exceptional value for money, and exceptional service! Read less
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This Shiraz is made from fully ripe grapes for a complex wine with prominent spice and berry flavours. A full-bodied dark red wine with lovely dried fruit flavours and spiciness, soft tannins make it easy-drinking. Lovely smoked coffee flavours from barrel contact.

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Closure: Cork

Aged 15 months in American Oak.

Aged 15 months in French Oak.

Notes: Fermented on the skins to 7 balling before pressing and further fermentation in 40 % French and 60 % American oak; malolactic fermentation and 15 months' maceration in the barrels.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.00% pH: 3.61
Sugar: 3.64 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.25 grams per liter

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