Six Hats Shiraz
2013 Shiraz


Vineyard: Piekenierskloof.
Soil Type: Sandy and loamy soils.
Vine Age: 15 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: 2nd week in March.


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 handpicked and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation is initiated with selected yeast strains and the temperature is kept under 26°Centigrade. Malolactic fermentation is completed in tank and the wine is matured for 6 months in French and American oak barrels.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Bright and clear with some hints of violet.
Nose: Interesting nose with spice and freshly cracked black pepper
Palate: Juicy ripe plums and black cherries. 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 (%): 14.5
RS (g/l): 2
TA (g/l): 5.7
pH: 3.56