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Koopmanskloof Shiraz 2008
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Louwtjie Vlok
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 13.00 %vol
pH : 3.74
RS : 2.12 g/l
Total Acid : 5.17 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.66 g/l
SO2 : 66 mg/l
Appellation : Coastal
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Accolades
2009 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold medal
Tasting Notes
This wine has a deep, red colour with aromas of plum, red berry and spices. This wine shows a lot of berry fruit with assertive tannins and a long, structured aftertaste.
Blend Information
100% Shiraz
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Hutton
Irrigation: Drip irrigation
Vineyards: Trellis against Bottelary Hills; east-west row direction.

Koopmanskloof Vineyards and its winemaking tradition date back to 1777. The name depict the profession and location of an indigenous community who embrased fair trade with the first European ships to visit the Cape of Good Hope during the 16th century. Koopmans is Dutch for trader and 'Kloof' is a Ravine.

Late owner, Stevie Smit, set aside 98 ha of his farm as a fynbos reserve and started the Vineyard Trail - a 24 km walk through vineyards and mountain heath along the ridge of the Bottelary Hills. Adding to the outdoor experience, the 'Berghut' was build in 1983, situated on Koopmanskloof hills, overlooking the beautiful Cape Winelands.
About The Harvest
The grapes are harvested at 25.5° B with an average yield of 6.3 tons/ha.
In The Cellar
Pump overs every 4-5 hours at 26° - 28° C for ±5 days. Inoculated with WE372 yeast strain. Matured for 12 months in 60% new French oak barrels; 40 % second fill.

Other Vintages
Koopmanskloof Shiraz 2015 Stephan Smit Shiraz
Koopmanskloof Shiraz 2014 Stephan Smit Shiraz
Koopmanskloof Shiraz 2013 Stephan Smit Shiraz
Koopmanskloof Shiraz Rosé 2012 Stephan Smit Shiraz
Koopmanskloof Shiraz 2011 Stephan Smit Shiraz
Koopmanskloof Shiraz 2010 Louwtjie Vlok Shiraz
Koopmanskloof Shiraz 2009 Louwtjie Vlok Shiraz
Koopmanskloof Shiraz 2008 Louwtjie Vlok Shiraz
Koopmanskloof Shiraz 2007 Louwtjie Vlok Shiraz

Tel: +27.218652355   Fax: +27.865607145   Email: info@koopmanskloof.co.za  
P.O. Box 19, Koelenhof, 7605, South Africa