R125.00

Lyra Vega

Full bodied deep red wine with red berries, violets and white pepper aromas on the nose. The pallet shows firm, ripe tannins with a long lingering taste of spice and vanilla. This wine will pair well with roasted lamb, matured cheese and carpaccio.

VARIETY: 66% Shiraz / 34% Petit Verdot

WINERY: Orange River Cellars

WINEMAKER: Willie Biggs / Mosdop Dippenaar / Marko Pentz / George Kruger

WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape

Rich with dark fruit on the nose, with vanilla oak hints. Coriander and violettes on the pallete with prunes and white pepper.

alc: 14,25 % vol rs: 3,8 g/l pH: 3,81
type: Red style: Dry ta: 5,66 g/l
body: Full taste:Spice/fruit pack: Bottle
size: 750ml closure: Cork wooded
ageing: 2 to 5 years
Shiraz
Facing: East/West
Soil Types: Deep alluvial soil with grey rock
Age: 19 Years
Yield per hectare: 6 t/ha
Trellised: Two wire trellis
Irrigation: Drip
Clone:
Harvest date: Early February

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Petite Verdot
Facing: East/West
Soil Types: Deep alluvial soil
Age: 10 Years
Yield per hectare: 10 t/ha
Trellised: Five wire Perold
Irrigation: Flood
Harvest date: Mid March

Grapes are hand picked in the early morning hours at 24 -26 balling.

After offloading and destemming, the grapes are cold soak before fermentation. Small cement open fermentation tanks are use during fermentation with regular manual punch downs for colour extraction. Fermentation temperature range between 26 - 28°C and last for approximately 5 days. After fermentation the wine is aged in American and French oak barrels for 17 months before blending the final product. The wine will then be aged for another year in the bottle before release.