|Type of Wine
Wellington Wines La Cave Shiraz 2018
The grapes came from single vineyards, with yield of less than 5 tons per hectare. Fruit was picked at optimum maturity and fermented dry on the skins at 25 degrees Celsius in open fermenters with regular punch downs. Full malolactic fermentation was allowed in new French barrels. After SO2 adjustments the wine was racked to oak barrels and aged for 18 months.
Rich bramble aromas support hints of black pepper corns, cumin, and nutmeg on the nose of this deep purple wine. Crushed coriander and wood spice make for a fragrant palate. The wine is full-bodied with bold tannins and fleshy, lingering dark fruit flavours.
Alcohol: 14.0 %
Residual Sugar: 2.3 g/l
Total Acidity: 5.3 g/l
Wine of Origin: Wellington
Our flagship range celebrates the early years of winemaking when wines were stored in caves during maturation and the recent discovery of a series of caves below our very own cellar. The grapes for the wines are meticulously hand-selected from the very best vineyard blocks and we gently handle the grapes in the cellar with minimal disruption. The range consists of a Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Cape Blend and Shiraz, with our red wines matured in small first-fill French oak barrels before being bottled.