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Ridgeback Shiraz 2015

Ridgeback Shiraz 2015

4* Platters

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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

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