SOUTH AFRICA

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Six Hats Shiraz
2015 Shiraz

Viticulture

Vineyard: Piekenierskloof
Soil Type: Sandy and loamy soils.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: Second week of March.
Yield: < 8 t/ha.

Vinification:

Six principles form the core of Six Hats philosophy, "Partnership, Potential, Change, Equity, Dignity and Sustainability". Six Hats seeks to produce wines that will contribute to the lives of the people whose hard work is expressed in each bottle. There are minimum prices set for grapes and an additional percentage of the sales are given back to the community who uses the money to build schools, clinics and other projects to improve their lives.
Six Hats is a registered Fairtrade producer.
Grapes are sourced from Fairtrade certified vineyards predominantly in the Piekenierskloof region. These vineyards are trellised and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 8 tons per hectare.
Grapes are handpicked and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation is initiated with selected yeast strains and is kept under 26° Centigrade. Malolactic fermentation is completed in tanks and the wine is matured for 6 months, using French and American oak.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Dark ruby.
Nose: Aromas of spice and freshly cracked black pepper.
Palate: Rich and juicy with ripe plums and black cherries, medium to full bodied with a refreshing aftertaste.
Other: A fantastic BBQ wine and a great partner to game meats.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14
RS (g/l): 2.7
TA (g/l): 5.6
pH: 3.6