Klein Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz 2012
Grapes were harvested from two blocks on the Groote Zalze farm. Each block contributing its own, unique character to this wine. Intense canopy management during the first part of the growing season included leaf breaking in the bunch zone. Open canopy ensured even ripening and stable colour. Green harvest was done at 80% veraison. Due to the deep clay rich soils, no additional irrigation was necessary.
This wine shows prominent blackcurrant and mulberry flavours on the nose. On the palate the 2012 vintage reflects a wine with finesse, fruit and supported by well-integrated firm French oak tannins. Due to its balance, this wine can be matured in the bottle for another ten years.