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Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz 2017

Wine facts

Style full bodied, fruity, a little spice. Delicious slightly chilled on a hot summers day.
Grape Shiraz 93%, Mourvedre 6%, Viognier 1%
Country South Africa
Alcohol13.4%
Food Pork, chops, duck, fillet Minjon, bangers and mash, even turnips.
Vegan Yes
Awards 2018 Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 87/100

£11.85

1 Bottle
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Other Details

11 months in 2nd & 3rd -fill French oak barrels. Raspberry and blackcurrant fruit with peppery spiciness on the nose; a generous mouth feel and lingering finish. 

For this delicious wine we select the sites and clones which promote greater aromatics and a more accessible palate. The vineyards are planted on ancient granite derived soils on south and south east facing slopes. In total six clones of Shiraz are used and each clone contributes to the final wine. Hand-picking ensures that only the best fruit arrives at the cellar. The unfermented fruit shows over-whelming flavours of raspberry and blackcurrant.

VINIFICATION

After being chilled overnight, the previous day’s fruit goes through preliminary bunch sorting, after which the grapes are destemmed and berry sorting is applied. The sorted berries drop straight into open-top tanks where cold soaking takes place. Cool fermentation with hand plunging/mixing allows the winemaker to produce a more elegant, fruit-driven profile. After fermentation, the wine is transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation, which soften and enhance the subtle characteristics of the wine. Older French oak barrels were used for maturation, so as not to over-wood the wine and disrupt in subtle balance. After 11 months in barrel, the wine was blended and bottled.

Awards- 
Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz 2017
2018 Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 87/100
Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz 2016
2018 John Platter Wine Guide - 3.5 stars 
2017 Vitis Vinifera 2017 - Gold
2018 James Suckling : 93 Points
Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz 2014
John Platter Wine Guide 2017 three stars
Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz 2013

Gold Wine Awards SA – Gold
John Platter Wine Guide 2015 Three and a half Stars
Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz 2012
Tim Atkin SA Report 2014 89 Points
Gold Medal Six Nations Wine Challenge
China Wine Awards 2014 Gold
Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz 2011
Top 100 SA Wines 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 90/100