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This Syrah shows umami in spades: a velvety structure with fine tannins, black pepper, and olive purée. A small percentage of Mourvèdre and Viognier round out the grape’s floral aromas & earthy notes.

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  • South Africa    Paarl    Simonsberg-Paarl
  • 87%
    Syrah
      12%
    Mourvèdre
      1%
    Viognier
     
  • Alcohol
      14.0%
  • Certified sustainable
  • Natural wine
  • Oak
      18 months in old French oak barrels
  • Organic in conversion
  • Production
      110 x 225 liter barrels
  • Residual sugar
      3.0
  • Vegan
  • Award
      4 stars, Platter's South African Wine Guide (2017 vintage)
  • Award
      90 points, Wine Advocate (2016 vintage)
  • Award
      95 points, South African Wine Index
  • Award
      Double Gold Medal, Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards (2017 vintage)
  • Award
      Grand Prix, Best Wine for Teppanyaki, Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards (2017 vintage)

At harvest, fruit is hand-sorted, lightly crushed, and cold soaked to allow the flavours and colours in the grapes’ skins to soak into the wine gently and naturally. Whole clusters are added to the fermentation for partial carbonic maceration. The wine is oxygenated daily via remontage and délestage before being racked into 225l French oak barrels and large format concrete tanks at the end of primary fermentation. The wine is matured for 18 months before bottling.

This Syrah reminds us of fresh black cherries, liquorice, and black pepper. The wine is light, smooth and balanced. The oak is well- integrated and will age through 2022 or beyond. Produced in respect of natural processes, some sedimentation may occur in bottle.