Amani Pendana Shiraz 2006
Technical Analysis
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.38 %vol
pH : 3.49
RS : 3.2 g/l
Total Acid : 6.4 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.66 g/l
SO2 : 88 mg/l
Free SO2 : 33 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity

2009 Wine Spectator - 89 points
Tasting Notes
The Pendana Shiraz 2006 has a deep rich ripe plum colour. The wines nose speaks of sweet vanilla fused with pepper spice, plums, tobacco and licorice. The palate is crisp on entry yet a smooth tannin structure with tobacco, pepper and prune fruit. The wine shows good integration between fruit and oak on the palate and ends with a spicy lingering.
Blend Information
87.5% Shiraz, 7.42% Merlot, 2.97% Cabernet Franc, 2.08% Viognier
Food Suggestions
Slow cooked lamb shank spring roll scented with nutmeg and served with cranberry dip. Oven Roasted flank of beef marinated with vanilla, juniper berries and black pepper. Duck breast served in a savory crepe with berry chutney.
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Fernwood and Longlands
Vineyard info: Hand picked 25 - 25.5°B from 5 year old vines.
Yield = 6 tons/ha.
First selection of the fruit is made in the vineyard.
In The Cellar
After a stringent berry sorting the berries was transferred to stainless steel tanks. The pomace was inoculated with specially chosen yeast cultures to express the intrinsic grape qualities. The fermenting mass was pumped over 3-4times a day to incorporate oxygen to rid the ferment of any reductive flavors. The free run was settled and transferred to barrel where 50% was inoculated with malolatic bacteria and the balance underwent spontaneous secondary fermentation.

Wine was matured for 12 months in oak barrels, 10% was new oak of which 5% is American oak.

Other Vintages
Amani Pendana Shiraz 2010 Carmen Stevens Shiraz
Amani Pendana Shiraz 2009 Carmen Stevens Shiraz
Amani Pendana Shiraz 2008 Carmen Stevens Shiraz
Amani Pendana Shiraz 2007 Carmen Stevens Shiraz
Amani Pendana Shiraz 2006 Carmen Stevens Shiraz

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