2017 Zalze Shiraz Grenache Viognier

2017 Zalze Shiraz Grenache Viognier

The winter preceding the 2017 season was very dry (much like 2016). As always
very careful attention was paid to our viticulture practices to ensure optimum
ripening conditions in the canopy and to achieve physiological ripeness, but also
to ensure that water stress was never too prevalent. A very careful ‘green harvest’
was carried out at veraison to ensure even ripening and a good concentration of
flavours. The Shiraz, Grenache and Viognier parcels were harvested separately, at
the appropriate phenolic ripeness, with the Shiraz contributing a rich sweet fruit profile
with a spicy, earthy dimension being added by the Grenache and Viognier.