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Koopmanskloof Shiraz 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Stephan Smit
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.50
RS : 4.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.5 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium


Tasting Notes
Deep ruby red colour. Ripe fruit on the nose with pronounced aromas of black berry, toasted herb and spicy undertones. Palate is well structured, elegant and beautifully balanced with a touch of well integrated oak aromas supporting the varietal fruit. Soft assertive tannins which completes a medium to full bodied wine.
Blend Information
100% Shiraz
Food Suggestions
Enjoy on its own or with rack of lamb.
In The Vineyard
Ward: Bottelary Hills
Soil Type: Cape Hutton and Ferrireet
Irrigation: Drip Irrigation

Koopmanskloof Vineyards and its wine making tradition date back to 1777. The name depicts the profession and location of an indigenous community who embraced 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 Wine lands.
About The Harvest
Fruit harvested at 25° Balling.
Yield: 10 ton/H
In The Cellar
Cold soaking period for 48 hours. Fermentation in stainless steel red wine fermenters for approximately 10 days. Aroma and color extraction via delastage and daily pump overs. Partially aged in 300 litre French and American oak barrel as well as selected premium French and American oak staves for 8 months. Malolactic fermentation completed.

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