All the vineyard blocks were harvested and vinified separately. After hand picking, grapes were sorted and transferred to tank wholeberry i.e. without crushing. During fermentation the juice was pumped over regularly for optimum colour and flavour extraction. After fermentation the wines were pressed and transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine was matured for 18 months in a combination first (30%), second (30%) and third fill (40%) French oak barrels before the various components were blended and prepared for bottling
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Shiraz
As always this wine shows great intensity on both the nose and the palate. Beautiful dark fruit aromas give way to a rich palate with notes of spice and wild fruits. A lingering finish that is beautifully framed by an elegant tannin profile that gives the wine great ageing potential. Although drinking well now, this wine will reward careful cellaring.