The grapes for the Syrah are all from vineyards located on our Riebeeksrivier farm in the Swartland. Fermentation took place in a combination of Italian concrete and Stainless steel tanks, with each fermentation vessel contributing to the finesse and fruit evident in this wine. The wine was aged in 225L, French oak barrels for approximately 10 to 12moths. No new oak was used for aging this wine.
This wine displays aromatics of Fynbos with herbaceous whiffs, extending to plum and dark fruit characteristics on the nose. Hints of lavender presents interesting floral notes. This wine is a bold, structured and powerful wine yet simultaneously refined. Supple oak tannin provides a frame for the plum fruit flavour and complements the light, peppery spice lift. The palate is savoury and appealing with a velvety texture from the well-judged seamless oak integration. It is layered and complex with a long defined finish.
With 2015 being the start of the drought in SA, smaller yields were observed which promised exceptional wines and from our experience, it did not disappoint! 2015 is widely been regarded as one of the best vintages in decades in South Africa thus far. The wines typically show a lot of structure and depth with good aging potential.
4 February 2015 - 26 February 2015
Origin of fruit
Shale and Clay
Appealing aromas of granadilla and grapefruit zest with a tinge of peach blossom.