Amani Forest Myers Shiraz 2007
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.00 %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
Prague Wine Trophy 2012  - Prague Regional Champion 
3½ - John Platter 2011
Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 – Bronze Medal
Tasting Notes
The Forest Myers Shiraz 2007 has a deep dark hue. The first impression is that of canned apricots infused with vanilla pod that flows to spicy black pepper with a salty mineral and liquorices undertone. A clean, fresh entrance on the palate, that speaks of apricots and blackberry fruit that flows into a spicy pepperyness. The wine shows a ripe tannin structure and the alcohol is set off by the limey acid in the mid and back palate. The wine shows medium concentration and ends with sweet berry fruit layers.
Blend Information
96% Shiraz, 2% Merlot, 2% Viognier
In The Vineyard
Origin: Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch.
Soil Type: Fernwood and Longlands.
Vineyard Info: Hand picked 25-25.5°B from 6 year-old vines.
Yield: 6 tons/ha.
In The Cellar
After a stringent berry sorting the berries was transferred to stainless steel tanks. The whole berries were inoculated with a pre -selected yeast culture after cold maceration of 4 days. The first days of fermentation, regular pump-over’s with rack and returns as needed to incorporate oxygen 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 malolatic bacteria and the balance under went spontaneous secondary ferment. The different components were blended together after 14 months of barrel maturation.

Maturation: The wine was matured for 12 months in 31% new 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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