Shiraz 2016 Family Reserve

R240.00 VAT Inclusive

Winemakers Comments

This is a stylish full-bodied wine with flavours of succulent raspberry, ripe plum and blackberry that hits the palate and lingers on. Ripe fruit for depth of flavour balanced with good acidity and integrated ripe tannins. The wine has a dark ruby colour. Only 260 bottles were produced.

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History

Lovane, located in Stellenbosch, is the smallest commercial wine farm in South Africa. Established in 2003, our first wines were bottled in 2006. Although only limited quantities are produced we always strive to produce elegant, quality wines from grapes sourced from the Western Cape region. Wines are made in the old traditional style – all grapes are picked and sorted by hand. The farm is owned by the Visser family, Theresa, Hennie and their twin daughters Andrea and Natalie.

Our wine is made with curiosity, passion and love.

Winemakers Comments

This is a stylish full-bodied wine with flavours of succulent raspberry, ripe plum and blackberry that hits the palate and lingers on. Ripe fruit for depth of flavour balanced with good acidity and integrated ripe tannins. The wine has a dark ruby colour. Only 260 bottles were produced.

Maturation Potential

The wine is ready to drink now, but will mature well for a further 8 years.

The Winemaking

The grapes were harvested by hand during late February. The hot, dry weather resulted in small concentrated berries. After destalking and crushing, the must was fermented in open fermenters at 25̊C to 28̊C. The juice was separated from the skins after 10 days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was racked into a combination of new, second fill French Oak barrels for a period of 18 months.

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol: 15.2%
Residual Sugar: 4.5 g/l
Total Acidity: 5.4 g/l
pH: 3.7

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