Six Hats Shiraz
2009 Shiraz


Soil Type: A combination of sandy-loam and Koffieklip soils.
Vine Age: 14 years old.
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: Second week of March 2009.
Yield: Below 6 tons per hectare.


Grapes are sourced from Fairtrade certified vineyards predominantly in the Piekenierskloof and Swartland regions. These vineyards are trellised and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed.

Grapes are both handpicked and machine harvested hereafter it is cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation is initiated with selected yeast strains and is kept under 26° Centigrade. Malolactic fermentation is completed in tank and the wine is matured for nine months, using French and American oak.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Ruby to dark red.
Nose: Aromas of spice and freshly cracked black pepper.
Palate: Lots of juicy ripe plums and black cherries on the palate. Medium to full bodied with a refreshing aftertaste.
Other: This is a fairly versatile Shiraz with a balanced character, it will pair well with grilled red meat such as lamb or beef as well as tomato based pasta dishes.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14
RS (g/l): 2.4
TA (g/l): 5.74
pH: 3.53