Ridgeback Shiraz 2015
Ridgeback Shiraz 2015

    Ridgeback Shiraz 2015

    R 450.00


    4 Star - Platters Guide
    Gold - Vitis Vini Fera
    Gold - Gilbert et Gallaird


    • Harvesting was scheduled to obtain optimal phenolic ripeness and to ensure the retention of the vibrant fruit flavour in the berries. The hand harvested bunches were destalked onto a sorting table where only the very best berries were selected for ferment.
    • A whole berry component of about 30% reached the fermenter. For complexity and freshness a 5% portion of ripe stalks were added to the berries in the tank.
    • The mash was fermented in open top stainless steel fermenters at 24-280 C and ferment lasted 6 days.
    • Judicious pumpovers for extraction of flavour, aromatics and tannins were carried out 3- 4 times daily during this time.
    • The mash was immediately pressed after alcoholic fermentation was completed and the free run and pressed fractions were consolidated.
    • Wine was gravity fed to 225Li barrels for secondary Malo-Lactic fermentation.
    • The wine was racked twice for clarification during the maturation period.
    • Maturation lasted for 19 months in 21% first, 66% second and 13% third-fill French oak barrels.
    • Blending of selected barrels was followed by a light filtration before bottling.


    Intense, upfront notes of dark cherry, cracked black pepper, liquorice and a hint of tobacco leaf are cradled by oak spice and suede tannins on the long savoury finish.

    14% Alcohol