2012 Haut Espoir, Shiraz

Cape South Coast,South Africa,

£40.49

Bottle size: 75cl,

    In stock

    “What a wonderful example of Syrah/Shiraz this is. The juice receives four years of barrel age before being bottled and a further two years of bottle ageing prior to release to allow the influence of the oak to integrate seamlessly with the white pepper and sweet plum character.

    Despite its elegance and surprising freshness this is not a shy wine, grippy tannins and brooding dark fruit convey this is yet another remarkable Gentle Giant from Haut Espoir.”

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    Description

    CELLAR INFORMATION Grapes were de-stemmed, but not crushed, and transferred to open fermentation tanks. During the peal of fermentation, 5 punch downs per day were done. Post fermentation maceration was done for 1 month and then transferred to French Oak barrels, where it underwent Malolactic fermentation. Wine was matured in these barrels for 42 months before bottling. VINEYARD INFORMATION SOURCE: This 2012 Syrah/Shiraz was produced from fully ripe grapes harvested from Haut Espoir in the Franschhoek region.

    WEATHER: Prior to ripening, the conditions were extremely dry. This however ensures great quality Syrah/Shiraz.

    HARVESTING: The grapes were hand harvested in the coolness of early mornings on 7th March.

    Additional information

    Wine Type

    Red

    Country

    South Africa

    Region

    Cape South Coast

    Vintage

    2012

    Brand

    Haut Espoir

    Cultivar

    Shiraz, Syrah

    Appellation

    Cape South Coast

    Bottle Size

    75cl

    Pack Size

    1x75cl

    Pack Type

    Loose Bottles

    Alcohol Percentage

    15.50

    Duty Status

    Duty Paid

    Availability

    Immediate