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South Africa, Walker Bay

Luddite

Luddite Shiraz 2011

92 pts Wine Enthusiast

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Dark red and garnet hues. Nose: Spice driven red fruit with hints of liquorice, cinnamon and toasty wood. Palate: Brooding dark fruit and spice. Rich, natural, sweet fruit core. Lingering finish of savoury spice and balanced tannin.


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

92 pts Wine Enthusiast



Winemaker Notes

Bold but had the resultant spice of a cooler vintage. It was also the first time we had a proper crop from our young block. We fermented all these different clones in small batch open fermenters. The old block was fermented in stainless steel tanks with regular pump-overs. Fermentation temperatures were higher than normal due to a non-existent cooling plant (28°C). No skin contact was given after ferment and the wines were pressed into tank to undergo malolactic fermentation. After malolactic fermentation batches of wine showing promise were blended together and pumped into barrel. 30% new oak was used of which 95% of the barrels were French Oak and 5% Hungarian Oak. The rest being 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill. The wine remained in barrels for 24 months after which we blended all the different batches together to create the best possible wine which was then bottled.




Chemical Analysis

6 Bottle price

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Varietal

Alcohol: 15.0%
pH: 3.53
Total Acid: 5.96g/l
Residual Sugar: 3.39g/l
Free/Total Sulfur: 20ppm

$49.99

$59.99

12480

Shiraz


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