the wines - 5 Mile Brook Shiraz 2005

5 mile brrok shiraz

The Five Mile Brook™ vineyard has tuart loam soils which overlie a limestone substrate. Warm ripening conditions, enhanced by cooling Indian Ocean afternoon sea breezes, result in an outstanding terroir.

The grapes have been harvested and night and then fermented under strict temperature control for six months with micro-oxygeneration in tanks, followed by maturation for six months in 1 and 2 year old American oak barrels.

This wine has an aroma of black cherry with a hint of pepper. The palate is fruit driven with blackberry nuances and a hint of raspberry and pepper. The wine is medium bodied with a finish of soft chalky tannins. Ideal for serving with poultry and curries. Can be cellared for 1-5 years.

Best served at 16C.


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