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This Syrah shows umami in spades: a velvety structure with fine tannins, black pepper, and olive purée.

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  • South Africa    Paarl    Simonsberg-Paarl
  • 85%
    Syrah
      13%
    Mourvèdre
      2%
    Viognier
     
  • Alcohol
      14.0%
  • Certified sustainable
  • Oak
      18 months in 20% new French oak
  • Organic in conversion
  • Production
      64 x 225 liter barrels
  • Residual sugar
      2.3 g/l
  • Award
      4 Stars, Platter's South African Wine Guide
  • Award
      89 points, Tim Atkin MW
  • Award
      93 points, South African Wine Index
  • Award
      Silver Medal, Texsom International Wine Awards

At harvest, fruit is hand-sorted twice, lightly crushed, and cold soaked for nearly a week before the start of fermentation. The wine is oxygenated daily via remontage and délestage before being racked into 225l French oak barrels at the end of primary fermentation. The wine remains in barrel during malolactic fermentation and for 18 months of maturation before bottling. Some sedimentation may occur in bottle.