The grapes were cold soaked for two days. After traditional skin fermentation, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was matured in French oak staves for 10 months.
The vineyards lie in deep red soils ensuring excellent water-retention and adding structure and fullness to the wines.
Bud break were 7 to 10 days earlier compared to the 2019 vintage, giving rise to earlier flowering and harvest. Good widespread rains at the beginning of November had a very positive effect on set and was a contributing factor to a better season. The cool summer conditions gave the 2020 season a start with a slower ripening period and grapes reached phenolic ripeness with good acidity and lower pH levels.
Great with grilled meat or vegetables, game, beef stew and pizza.Appellation: Western Cape, South Africa
Varieties: 100% Shirax
Harvest Date: March | Vintage: 2021
ALC: 14% | RS: 3.46g/l | pH: 3.57 | TA: 5.39g/l