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Samsara Decade Edition

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R 350

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750 ml (Standard)

2009


Cultivar:

100% Syrah

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 10 to 15 yrs
Origin: Paarl Appellation: Paarl

Tasting Notes:

Soft wood and white pepper, violets, vibrant red berries and orange peel arrest the nose. Samsara is full, yet well-integrated with hints of plum and cherry, cloves, cinnamon and pepper. This wine is spectacularly well-balance and carries an exceptional fruit-driven palate. The whole bunch fermentation results in firm tannins and good acid which gives the wine an unbelievable length.

Strawberry
Strawberry

Orange Peel
Orange Peel

Violets
Violets

White Pepper
White Pepper

Samsara means ‘to flow on’ and pass through the states of life and death. This evolutionary journey through eternal birth and rebirth is how life develops consciousness and fulfilment. A wine deep in character, we named our incarnate Syrah, Samsara as it represents the perpetual renewal and revitalisation of Avondale’s living system. The well-known Celtic Tree of Life motif with branches and roots interwoven is symbolic of the continuous cycle of life. In its interconnectedness there is the strength and resilience that develops through experience and renewal.

The grapes were harvested in the early mornings between 23 ̊ and 24 o Balling.

10 to 15% were whole-bunched fermented which adds unique body and length to the wine. The balance was gently de-stemmed and went into tanks for 2 to 3 days before natural fermentation begun. Following the natural fermentation cycle, we allowed warmer ferments peaking between 30 and 32 o Celsius and lasted from 7 to 10 days. Our healthy grapes enabled a long post-fermentation maceration that took place over 25 to 30 days.

Thereafter the wine was taken to 1st, 2nd and 3rd fill 225-litre French Oak barrels where malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was aged in barrels for 12 to 16 months and lightly filtered before bottling.

Food pairing

Enjoy with sticky pork ribs or Asian glazed beef.

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