Amani Pendana Shiraz 2007
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.65 %vol
pH : 3.55
RS : 2.9 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.54 g/l
SO2 : 82 mg/l
Free SO2 : 45 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red


Tasting Notes
The Amani Pendana Shiraz 2007 has a deep opaque colouring. The nose shows a combination of savory notes, sweet ripe berry fruits, a touch of salt and pepper mix, ending with a strawberry liquorice charm. A refreshing clean palate entrance flows into a toastiness fused with liquorice and a slight spicy pepper linger on aftertaste. The wine shows good balance of acidity, concentrated fruit, and oak management.
Blend Information
96.54% Shiraz 3.46% Cabernet Franc
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
About The Harvest
Handpicked 25 - 26° Balling from 6 year old vines. First selection of the fruit is made in the vineyard.
In The Cellar
Vinification
After a stringent berry sorting, the berries were 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 - 4 times 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.

Natural cork bottle closures were used to prevent the possibility of reductive characters developing during bottle maturation.

Maturation
Wine was matured for 12 months in oak barrels, 22% was new French 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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