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“…good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people”

William Shakespeare, Henry VIII

Lothian Horny Owl Shiraz 2016

Tasting Note: Colour is deep black cherry red with bright edges. The nose has spiciness typical of Shiraz. Faint notes of cloves, cinnamon and allspice underpinned by the smell of lavender and liquorice, typical of wet fynbos. The wines first taste is fresh, with a lively acidity. Light tannins give structure without dominating. The wine is clean, it is not padded with residual sugar. The fragrant nose is repeated on the taste with subtle use of wood adding to the complexity. This wine shows a great balance of all its elements. This wine is surprisingly sophisticated at this price point and will reward the discerning drinker with its fragrance, balance and length. Lothian Shiraz 2016 
Viniculture:

Hand harvested from a low-yielding Shiraz block. Open fermentation utilising both ambient and cultured yeasts, manual pigeage and matured for 14 months in French oak barrique.
The Horny Owl is bottled unfiltered to preserve its integrity and flavour, making it a hoot to drink.

Vine Clones:  
Block:  
Soil: Table mountain sandstone
Coopers: Various
Maturation: 14 Months
Balling at Harvest:  
Analysis: Alcohol 13.0% Vol
Sugar 3.1 g/lt
Total Acidity 5.9 g/lt
PH 3.39
Packaging: 750ml Burgundy bottles with stelvins in cases of 6
Price: ZAR 79.00 per bottle (ZAR 474.00 per case)
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Date of Release: Sept 2017

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