Dekker's Valley Revelation NV

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Mellasat Vineyards
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.07 %vol
pH - -
RS - 2.73 g/l
Total Acid - 7.1 g/l
Appellation - Paarl


Type - Red
Style - Dry
Taste - Fruity

Tasting Notes

Smooth and fruity.

Ageing Potential

Blended and then matured in steel tank on new and 2nd use French oak staves for 1 year

Blend Information

50% Shiraz, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Suggestions

Roast meats, braaivleis and chicken pie

In The Vineyard

Vine Age:  Cabernet Sauvignon 20 Years, Shiraz 18 Years
Soil: Decomposed Granite
Average Yield: 8.12 tonnes per hectare
Irrigation: The vines are trellised with drip irrigation

In The Cellar

Yeast ( Lallemand for Shiraz and Lafford FX10 for Cabernet Sauvignon) was inoculated within 24 hours after crushing then fermented for 10 days on skins at an average temperature of 25 degrees celsius. Pressed at approximately 2 degrees balling. Malolactic fermentation induced in tank and completed within six months.

The wine was blended using Shiraz (50%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (50%). After blending the wine was matured in a tank on new and 2nd use French oak staves for 12 months. The staves were removed six months before bottling to ensure good integration.

After blending the wine was lightly fined and racked from tank to tank. No filtering of the wine was undertaken except at bottling when a 5-micron filtration was used.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Dekker's Valley Revelation NV Mellasat Vineyards Shiraz
Dekker's Valley Revelation 2014 Mellasat Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon


Drink Responsibly. Not for persons under the age of 18.