2018 Benguela Cove Syrah

Retail
R260.00
Member
R221.00
Case
R1,560.00
Case (Member)
R1,326.00
Varieties
Syrah
Vintage
2018
Country
South Africa
Region
Walker Bay
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Description

As an ode to the New World, the fruit-forward Syrah aims to please those in seek of a wine with great concentration.
With enough restraint, freshness and bold tannin, this wine will certainly age well, although you might be tempted to drink it straight away.

There is nothing shy about this wine and one is met with an abundant display of violet, plum, black figs, fruit pastilles, mulberry and warm spice. As expressive and aromatic as it is, a twist awaits on the palate with a more savoury character and mouth-filling intensity. Well-chiselled tannin and and assertive acidity concludes the wine.

Winemaking Notes

Planted on contrasting slopes and soil types sets the bar for a layered and complex wine to arise from these Walker Bay Syrah vineyards. Poised on the shores of the Bot River Lagoon with vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, ensures a cool, temperate climate.
Cool climate Syrah ripens slowly, allowing for longer hang time and subsequent structure and flavour development.

Maturation: 18 months | Oak: 30% new
French oak | Production: 11 barrels |
Ageing potential: 8 years from vintage

Growing Conditions

The grapes were cooled overnight followed by both bunch- and berry sorting the next morning. After three days of cold maceration, the juice was allowed to warm up to 16 C. To enhance the intrinsic qualities of Syrah, a combination of whole bunches and destemmed berries
were used, inoculated with selected yeast strains to accentuate spicy and fruity aromas. Alcoholic fermentation lasted eight days
during which gentle pump overs encouraged delicate flavour and colour extraction.

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