Alt. & Orientation : 455m, South facing slope, 50km from Ocean
Soil Type & Rain : Karoo shale, well-drained clay, 300mm rain per annum. Drip irrigation
Climate : Continental: dry summer days with cool evenings. Cool ocean breezes flow freely into the valley & extend ripening.
Maceration : 3 days at 8 degrees Celcius
Fermentation : Hand-punched down, wild yeast (natural) for 12 days
Ageing : 14 months, 300L/500L French barrels, 30% news fill, 30% 3rdand 40% 4thfill
Production : 7 300 bottles
This is an excellent example of a fresh yet complex Syrah. Matured for 14 months in French barrels.
This wine has a full and lively effect on the palate with a spicy cherry note and hint of guava. Earthy with soft tannins and good acidity followed by a lingering finish. Drink now through 2025.
A handsome companion to a beautiful piece of fillet, ostrich with cranberries and camembert or even a delicate and rich dessert like a chocolate soufflé.