Mats Vineyard

De Meye Shiraz 2007

So far the most popular red under the De meye Label. This full bodied wine is a real steal at the price. Try it with a biiiiiiig juicy steak and think of me while you drink it. Ill be jealeous of both.Mathew

Best served at room temperature with game, springbok, kudu steak, guinea fowl, chicken liver paté, steak tartare and full-bodied red meat casseroles.” – Mathew

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Winemaker Marcus Milners Tasting Notes

Aroma: Clean and seductively smokey, with liquorices, eucalyptus, cloves and black currant jam.

Palate: Be on the lookout for a mouthwatering savouriness, with loads of black cherry, minerals, cedar and pencil shavings.  Balanced oaking gives a rounded tannin structure and a lengthy, toasty finish.

Climate: Mediterranean–rainfall ± 650mm per annum. The vineyard faces south-east and a cool westerly wind during the ripening period months ensures healthy balanced grapes.

Soil: Rich fertile soil, create ideal conditions for healthy, ripe grapes.

Vinification/Maturation: Grapes were hand picked from 40% old clone and 60% from new clone vineyards, with a yield of approximately 6 tons per hectare and at a sugar level of 25 ºB and was then fermented in stainless steel tanks.    Barrel maturation took place in new as well as 2nd fill barrels for 16 months.  90% of barrels are French oak with 10% American oak.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 14 vol%; pH – 3.7; Acidity – 5.4 g/l; Res. sugar – 1.7 g/l

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