Syrah : 2013

Alcohol : 12.5%

Acid : 5.1g/L

pH : 3.50

Residual Sugar : 2.7g/L

Composition : 15 months 225 & 500 lt

Production : 13200 bottles (1100 x 12 cases)

Release Date : April 2015

Viticulture

Soils:

From deep gravelly loams on elevated exposed slopes.

Aspect & Elevation:

North West from 230-275m above sea level at 8km from the Atlantic Ocean.

Trellis & Plant Density:

50:50 spur and Guyot pruned on fence type trellis at 5000 - 3300 plants per hectare.

Harvest dates:

Starting 18th March and ending 8th April 2013.

Winemaking

Cellar door:

De-stemmed, whole berry with cold soak for up to 5 days.

Fermentation:

combination of wild yeast in large oak vats and with selected yeasts in closed stainless steel red wine fermenters. Post fermentation 5 separate batches taken separately to barrel.

Maturation:

Individual batches are matured for 10 months, then racked and barrel selection is carried out before being returned to barrel for a further 5 months to amalgamate before assemblage.

Bottled:

17th February 2015.

Winemaker’s Note:

Moderate conditions at harvest enhanced elegance in this wine. Typically aromatic leaning more towards opulent spice and luscious black fruit with soft tanins and acid providing a balanced structure. Carefully judged new new oak contributes to complexity whilst not masking the more delicate aspects and extended 5 months in barrel allows for seamless integration.

Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley,
Hermanus, South Africa.

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