- Klapmuts, South Africa
- PRODUCTION: Barrel Ageing 24 months (225L French oak barrels) Maturation 10 years from vintage Alcohol
14% by volume Residual Sugar 3.6 g/l Total Acid 6.3 g/l pH 3.43.
- VINIFICATION: Grapes are specially selected for this range. Hand-picked at optimum ripeness, destemmed and hand sorted on a sorting table making sure only the best berries are going to tank. 20% of the juice are being drawn off to concentrate the juice-berry ratio. Cold-soaking for 3-4 days at low temperatures. Fermentation took place at 22 degrees with regular pump overs. First phase of fermentation is with natural yeast there after inoculated with a Rhone sourced yeast. After fermentation, the wine is left on the skins for 4weeks before racked to barrel where malolactic fermentation takes place for up to 30days. After 24 months of ageing, selected
barrels are blended to create this fine wine.
Color, Nose & Palate
- Arra Shiraz is a beautiful medium body wine reveals spiciness of black peppercorns, combined with intense
layers of dark plum and black forest fruits. The sweet mid palate is enveloped by savory silky tannins that
developed into a long finish.