Six Hats Shiraz
2010 Shiraz


Soil Type: Sandy & Loamy soils.
Vine Age: 12 years old.
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: 1st week in March.
Yield: less than 6 t/ha.


Grapes are predominantly sourced from Fairtrade vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region. The vineyards are trellised and grow on sandy, loamy soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and yields are managed down to below 6 tons per hectare.
Grapes were handpicked in the first week of March and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation was started with selected yeast strains under controlled conditions at 26 °Centigrade. Malolactic fermentation also took place in tank and the wine was matured for six months using French and American oak.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Ruby red.
Nose: Some spice accompanied with hints of white pepper.
Palate: On the palate it is soft and shows rich fruits with black cherry and some spice.
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): 2.51
TA (g/l):