Amani Forest Myers Shiraz 2005
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.56 %vol
pH : 3.25
RS : 3.3 g/l
Total Acid : 6.7 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.58 g/l
SO2 : 101 mg/l
Free SO2 : 32 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity


Tasting Notes
The Shiraz 2005 shows lots of pepper spiciness, with tobacco, leather and full ripe blackberry flavours. The palate is smooth and fleshy with ripe tannins. The wine has great concentration and is well balanced. The back palate shows a fusion of tobacco and black current flavours.
Blend Information
86.3% Shiraz, 8.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.4% Viongier
Food Suggestions
Beef wellington comes to mind with this wine! This full bodied shiraz will go well with veal marsala (not to sweet on the marsala), steak (preferably fillet) au poive, rack of lamb, veal shank, or lasagna.
In The Vineyard
Origin: Polkadraai Road , Stellenbosch.
Variety: 86.3% Shiraz, 8.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.4% Viongier
Soil Type: Fernwood and Longlands.
Vineyard Info: Hand picked 24-25 °B from 5 year old vines. Yield 3 = 3 tons/ha.
Fruit was stringently sorted.
In The Cellar
After destalking and crushing the mash was fermented with a chosen pure yeast culture. The wines were pumped over every 3 hours for 20 minutes during fermentation. The juice was removed from the skins after 9 days, and the skins were pressed. Fermentation temperatures were kept at 28°C. After malolactic fermentation was initiated, the wine was transferred to barrel under gravitation.
Maturation: The wine spent 13 months in French Oak

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
Amani Forest Myers Shiraz 2006 Carmen Stevens Shiraz
Amani Forest Myers Shiraz 2005 Carmen Stevens Shiraz

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