limited stock Strandveld Vineyards

Syrah

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R 185

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750 ml (Standard)

2016


Cultivar:

100% Syrah

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

94 Points - Decanter

Specifications:

14.80% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.4
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 10 yrs+
Origin: Cape Agulhas Appellation: Elim

Tasting Notes:

A full- bodied wine with aromas of white pepper, fynbos and spice and a rich palate with firm tannins backed by well-integrated oak. This serious Rhône style Syrah is big in structure and layered with intense black berry fruit flavours and savoury notes.

Blackberry
Blackberry

Fynbos
Fynbos

Spices
Spices

White Pepper
White Pepper

This wind-swept winery derives its name from the belt of land which spans the tempestuous tip of Africa’s southernmost coastline. At almost 35 degrees below the equator, this part of our fair Cape is characterised by severe winds, billowing mist and below average temperatures. A unique combination of maritime climate, alternating sites and diverse soil types work together to create the terroir which distinguishes the wines of Strandveld Vineyards.

The winter of 2015 was recorded as one of the wettest for the Strandveld region in decades; this is quite the opposite of the rest of the Western Cape which had a very hot, dry spell. Despite the wet, cool conditions in November we had a slightly bigger harvest than in 2015. Frequent black south-easter days in February caused some grey rot, but this was isolated and a small price to pay for cooler harvesting days. These conditions were also in stark contrast to the extreme heat and drought experienced throughout the province. The cooler harvest gave us ripe fruit at lower sugar and we find a beautiful balance between fruit flavour and acid in the 2016 wines.

Grapes only destemmed, followed by whole berry fermentation in stainless steel tanks with pump overs thrice daily. Extended skin maceration for 4 weeks with malolactic fermentation taking place while on the skins. Gently pressed and racked to barrels.

Barrel matured for 18 months in French oak in 25% new barrels.

Food pairing

Lamb ragout with olives and peppers.

Lamb Pork Vegetables Salmon
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