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Pulpit Rock Reserve Shiraz 2012
Technical Analysis
: Riaan van der Spuy
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 15.5 %vol
pH : 3.51
RS : 2.9 g/l
Total Acid : 5.51 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.65 g/l
Appellation : Swartland
Type : Red
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity


2015 Michelangelo Wine Awards - Gold
2014 Michelangelo Wine Awards - Gold
Tasting Notes

Deep red color with a violet tint. Aromas of ripe red fruits with an elegant smoky, vanilla and chocolate touch. Mouth feel shows good volume and complexity with sweet, persistent tannins.

Serving temperature: 18°C

Ageing Potential
Enjoy now or drink within 5 - 7 years after bottling.
Blend Information
100% Shiraz
Food Suggestions
Most enjoyable with roast beef or lamb, bobotie and spicy casseroles.
In The Vineyard

Geographical location: Riebeekberg
Vineyard: Trellised

About The Harvest

Manual harvesting of grapes
Yield: 8tons/hectare

In The Cellar
Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (25–28 °C) with two daily pump-overs extracting color and tannins. After natural malolactic fermentation completed the wine matured 14 to 16 months in French and American oak barrels.

Other Vintages
Pulpit Rock Reserve Shiraz 2013 Riaan van der Spuy Shiraz
Pulpit Rock Reserve Shiraz 2012 Riaan van der Spuy Shiraz
Pulpit Rock Reserve Shiraz 2009 Riaan van der Spuy Shiraz

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