limited stock Oldenburg

Syrah

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

100% Syrah

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

92 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

14.37% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.4
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 10+ yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

The wine has a dark crimson colour. Ripe cherries and vanilla oak announce themselves first, with caramel and savoury, red meat notes following in their wake. On the palate you will find brooding, dark chocolate with cumin flavours adding to the complexity. The wine has a firm, muscular structure and promises great ageability.

Cherry
Cherry

Caramel
Caramel

Vanilla
Vanilla

Game
Game

At Oldenburg Vineyards, we believe that great wines can only come from the best quality grapes. Our intervention in the vineyards is minimal, to reflect the full potential of our mountain terroir. The Oldenburg Vineyards Series is a true expression of terroir through our range of single cultivar wines. The confluence of the 8 Natural Elements that determine our unique terroir is explored through these wines and their real sense of place. The 8 elements are depicted on the intricate Oldenburg Vineyards Series label design. Wines made in an uncompromising manner, intending to showcase the finest characteristics of each cultivar.

The 2015 vintage is widely considered to be the best ever for South African wines. Cooler conditions throughout February allowed for slow, even ripening early in the season, contributing towards colour and flavour development – especially in red cultivars. Warm and dry conditions before harvest accelerated ripening, producing grapes of the highest quality. Judicious irrigation and soils with excellent water holding capacity ensured the vines avoided water stress.

Hand-sorting of bunches and berries with delicate handling throughout. Grapes were cold-soaked for three days before fermentation was initiated.

Wines were matured for 20 months in 300l French oak barrels. 40% new oak, 30% 3rd fill barrels, 20% 4th fill barrels and 10% 5th fill barrels.

Food pairing

Rack of Karoo lamb, puree, dauphine potatoes & natural jus.

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