Amani Forest Myers Shiraz 2006
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 15.19 %vol
pH : 3.32
RS : 2.5 g/l
Total Acid : 6.6 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.48 g/l
SO2 : 91 mg/l
Free SO2 : 33 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
"A tribute in Loving Memory of our son Forest Myers"
Tasting Notes
The Forest Myers Shiraz 2006 has a deep, dark hue. The first impressions is that of canned apricots infused with vanilla pod. Flavors then flow to spicy black pepper with a salty mineral and licorice undertone. The wine shows a ripe tannin structure and the alcohol is set off by the limey acid in the mid and back palate. There is medium concentration and the finish speaks of sweet berry layers.
Blend Information
86% Shiraz, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Viognier
In The Vineyard
Origin: Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch.
Soil Type: Fernwood and Longlands.
Vineyard Info: Hand picked 25-25.5°B from 5 year-old vines.
Yield = 7 tons/ha.
In The Cellar
After rigorous berry sorting, the berries was transferred to stainless steel tanks. The whole berries were inoculated with a pre-chosen yeast culture after cold maceration of 4 days. The first days of fermentation saw regular pump-overs with rack and returns as needed to incorporate oxygen as to minimize the development of reductive aromas. Free run was settled in a stainless steel tank and transferred to 62% new oak-of which 30% was new American oak-barrels. 50% of all barrels were inoculated with malolactic bacteria and the balance underwent spontaneous secondary fermentation. The different components were blended together after 14 months of barrel maturation.
 
Maturation: The wine was matured for 14 months

Other Vintages
Amani Forest Myers Shiraz/ Mourvedré 2009 Carmen Stevens Shiraz
Amani Forest Myers Shiraz 2008 Carmen Stevens Shiraz
Amani Forest Myers Shiraz 2007 Carmen Stevens Shiraz
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