NWANEDI Wine & Country House FIRST DAWN Classic Shiraz (Private Bin Cb) 2007 Wine Review

NWANEDI Wine & Country House FIRST DAWN Classic Shiraz (Private Bin Cb) 2007
Paarl, South Africa
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Product #: 6003302070119


 
Price: $15.00
Alcohol: 14.5%
Drink: 2010-2030
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: NWANEDI Wine & Country House
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The final period before harvest was extended primarily due to the decidedly temperate weeks following Christmas and into January. However as the harvest approached the consistent heat with temperatures regularly over 40deg. C., the grapes matured in a very balanced manor. At harvest the grapes tested on average at 24.8% balling; at a pH of 3.86 and TA of 6.10.

Although the First Dawn vineyard was the final shiraz vineyard harvested, the selected bunches for this wine was taken off the vines on February 23rd, two weeks later than the previous year. The selected bunches were held in coldroom environment for a few days to cool the berries and ensure that the structures were very even.

Following destalking, the berry selection further reduced the fruit content by approximately 20%, ensuring that only the finest quality grapes are selected. The entire fermentation was done in wood and the final dry wine matured for eleven months in first and second fill French oak barrels. It is a guaranteed principle on the estate that no natural winemaking process is interfered with.

At bottling the wine indicated beautiful vanilla flavours, typical of an excellent classical Shiraz. Since flavours have emerged providing the mystical intrigue of its ultimate potential and fulfilling an
accolade worthy of a perfect celebration.

Actual Specifications:
Alcohol Content: 14.1%
Volatile Acidity 0.48
Residual Sugar 2.1%
Total Acidity 6.1
pH : 3.84

 
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