SHIRAZ 2019 ANALYSIS
At Mischa Estate, we’ve stuck to the time-honoured tradition of doing things a little bit differently to bring you the very best wines: enter the Shiraz 2019.
Alcohol: 14.12 %vol.
Residual Sugar: 2.0 g/l.
Total Acidity: 6.2 g/l.
VA: 0.73 g/l.
SHIRAZ 2019 QUICK NOTES
APPEARANCE: A deep ruby colour with a burgundy rim.
NOSE: Clean primary aromas of violets, sweet-and-sour cherry, and blackberry. This then develops into secondary aromas of white pepper and maple wood.
PALATE: Firstly; blackberry and plum as the wine moves through the mid-palate with subtle, yet prominent acidity. Secondly; Mature, fruity tannin take over as the drinker swallows the wine. Finally; a finish of white pepper and French oak.
FOOD PAIRING: The wine pairs excellently with roast lamb, beef or chicken dishes. In addition to dark chocolate.
We harvest our Shiraz 2019 from an old vineyard. Most importantly, this particular vineyard produces a very limited crop with a more delicate fruit. Therefore, Mischa Estate produces a Shiraz that competes at the highest level. At Mischa we use French and American oak to mature our Shiraz. However, not so much as to extract too many wood flavours. As a result, we allow the fruit to to speak for itself in this excellent, award-winning wine.
MORE ABOUT THE SHIRAZ 2019
Firstly, Shiraz is a black grape variety from the Rhône valley in South-Eastern France. Secondly, it is known for producing full bodied wines with jammy fruit and black pepper flavours. This is certainly the case in South Africa.
Yields per Hectare: 9 tons/hectare.
Cases produced: 450.
Appellation: Wine of Origin: Groenberg, Wellington.
Filtrations and Fining: No fining, light single pass filtration pre-bottling.
Varietal Composition: 91% Shiraz, 4.5% Petite Sirah, 4.5% Grenache.
Wood treatment: Selected tight grain French oak, 2nd and 3rd fill.
Length of barrel maturation: 12 months.