2017 Magnum 1.5L Estate Syrah

Retail
R500.00
Member
R500.00
Case
R3,000.00
Case (Member)
R3,000.00
Varieties
Syrah
Vintage
2017
Country
South Africa
Region
Walker Bay
Alcohol
14.6%
Bottle size
1500 mL

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Description

Confident and stylish, the wine entices with potpourri, cinnamon, pepper, hints of olive tapenade and a light perfume of sandalwood. Centre to that is a solid midpalate with a rich yet fresh display of fruit set on tightly knit tannins to deliver a long, savoury finish. Nuances of rose petals and bitter-sweet liquorice linger to add that extra bit of character.

The 2017 vintage took shape in a more old word style with restraint, tension and a savoury coat that adds a classic, Syrah personality. It is underpinned with freshness and finesse, resulting in a wine with a
leaner frame, typical of this cool climate.

Winemaking Notes

The grapes were cooled overnight followed by bunchand berry sorting. After cold maceration, the juice was allowed to warm up. To enhance the intrinsic qualities of Syrah, a combination techniques were introduced. Alcoholic fermentation lasted eight days with gentle pump overs to encourage delicate flavour and colour extraction. The wine transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation to smooth out its edges.
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Maturation: 18 months | Oak: 30% new French oak | Production: 11 barrels
Aging potential: 8 years from vintage
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“Syrah can truly showcase terroir when allowed to do so. Our winemaking approach is to honour this unique piece of land at the Southern tip of Africa.” - Winemaker, Johann Fourie

Growing Conditions

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.
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Slope: North facing vineyards | Soil: Iron laterites and chalk rich soils Clones: SH21 & SH22

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