Sebeka Shiraz 2009 Wine Review
Western Cape, South Africa
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine
Natalie's Score: 87/100
This lovely garnet wine offers juicy purple plum and berry aromas with generous layers of dark spices and smoke. Full-bodied and supple. Yum!
Shiraz food pairings: pork or lamb dishes.
This Sebeka Shiraz 2009 was reviewed on May 14, 2010 by Natalie MacLean
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|Merle rated this wine as 1/100|
|The grapes used to create the 2009 Sebeka South Africa Shiraz were grown in a number of South Africa’s finest vineyard districts located across the Western Cape. The cooler districts benefit from the fog created by the cold ocean currents coming north from Antarctica, as well as the vigorous “Cape Doctor” cross winds coming from the Atlantic and Indian oceans. The warmer districts take advantage of the bright South Africa sunshine and produce grapes with deep, rich colors and ripe fruit flavors. By marrying grapes from such diverse areas, Andries was able to produce a finished wine of great character and complexity.|
The Shiraz grapes were carefully hand harvested and gently de-stemmed. They were then crushed, pressed and fermented in upright stainless steel tanks to retain the bold fruit flavors of the wines. The juice was allowed one week of fermentation at 22-25°C, and afterwards spent five days macerating on the skins to intensify color and flavor. All of the lots underwent malolactic fermentation.
Our 2009 Sebeka South Africa Shiraz is a fruit-driven wine that showcases the dark berry, dark cherry and earthy notes so characteristic of Shiraz highlighted by subtle notes of brown spices, cinnamon and toasted oak.
Date of Harvest: Early to Mid- February 2009
Sugar at Harvest (Brix): 23.2
Alcohol Content (% V/V): 13.5%
Titratable Acidity (g/100ml): 0.68
Residual Sugar (g/100ml): 0.36
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