Pinotage Syrah 2015

R1,770.00

Bottle Price R295 | Case Price (6 Bottles) R1770

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Cultivar

68% Pinotage, 32% Syrah.

Characteristics

Full bodied red wine. Fruit driven food wine.

Tasting Notes

Intense deep red colour. These two cultivars complement each other beautifully; where the Pinotage lends the rich red fruit spectrum and drinkability, the Syrah brings the structure and spice. The 2015 is our
3rd vintage of this “Cape blend”. It has a fascinating nose of pomegranate, plum and wet fynbos forest. The well-integrated oak lends subtle wood spices, which compliments the fruit.

In the Vineyard

Soil: Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist
Yield: 6.4 tons/Ha
Aspect: West-North-West & East

Harvest

Grapes were night harvested and picked by hand to retain flavours.

Cellar Practices

A 48-hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. Extraction during fermentation took place by doing manual punch downs 3 times per day. The Syrah was partially whole-bunch fermented. Skins were gently pressed before fermented dry. MLF took place in barrels. The Pinotage matured for 22 months in 60% French and 40% American oak barrels and the Syrah for 22 months in 100% French oak barrels. A total of 40% new, 35% 2nd fill and 25% 3rd fill barrels were used for ageing.

Ageing Potential

15 years after vintage.

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 17ºC.

Analysis
Winemaker Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 3.1 g/l
Acidity 5.8 g/l
ph 3.46
Alcohol 14.7 %
Appellation Tulbagh

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Quantity

Bottle, 1 Case, 2 Cases, 3 Cases, 4 Cases, 5 Cases