The Hedgehog Shiraz

Full Bodied Red Wine


WINERY: Orange River Cellars

WINEMAKER: Johan Esterhuizen

WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape

A wine with a deep purple colour, with aromas violets, ripe plums and vanilla. Spicy and white pepper flavours on the palate compliment this elegant fruit driven wine. Darker meats and exotic spices bring out the fruit notes of this Shiraz.  Indian cuisine also compliments  this wine.

alc: 13,45 % vol rs: 2,5 g/l pH: 3,47
type: Red style: Dry ta: 5,8 g/l
body: Full taste:Spice/fruit pack: Bottle
size: 750ml closure: Screw cap wooded
ageing: 11 Months
Facing: North/South
Soil Types: Deep alluvial soil with grey rock
Age: 18 Years
Yield per hectare: 22 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Drip
Harvest date: End of February

Harvest at optimum phenolic ripeness from preselected  parcels of land, that are known for there ability to deliver a fruity Shiraz.

Cold-soak for maximum colour extraction took place over 48 hours. Fermented between 22 and 24 degrees celsius. Small portion completed malolactic fermentation and ageing in barrels.

Final blend was aged 4 months with staves, 40% French and 60% American Oak.

  • Veritas - Bronze

  • Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge - 85 Gold Medal