Amani Pendana Shiraz 2008
Technical Analysis
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.00 %vol
pH : 3.66
RS : 2.93 g/l
Total Acid : 6 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.61 g/l
SO2 : 113 mg/l
Free SO2 : 23 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Type : Red

4 Star rating - John Platter South African Wines 2011
Tasting Notes
The Amani Pendana Shiraz 2008; shows very obvious salt and pepper seasoning, ripe raspberries with a sweet vanilla edge introduction. Then goes over into white chocolate flavors. The wine has an elegant tannin structure which enters the palate soft and delicate with a delightful mid-palate and just a touch of smoked oak flavors, to complement the back palate.
Blend Information
96% Shiraz, 4% Cabernet Franc
In The Vineyard
Origin: Polkadraai Hills, Stellenbosch
Soil type: Fernwood and Longlands
About The Harvest
Handpicked 25° - 26° Balling from 7 year old vines. First selection of the fruit is made in the vineyard.
In The Cellar
After a stringent berry sorting, the berries were transferred to stainless steel tanks. The pomace was inoculated with specially selected 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.

Maturation: Wine was matured for 12 months in oak barrels, 21% was new French 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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