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Old School Syrah

False Bay, Old School Syrah 2017

R68

52 in stock

Notes

Free delivery on 12 bottles or more.

Viticulture:
Shiraz adapts well to various climate conditions and can thus be grown in numerous regions of the word, resulting in a diverse spectrum of styles.

They were looking for vineyard sites that could produce wines with notable elegance and freshness, allied with a fine texture. The grapes are sourced from the Helderberg, Stellenbosch and Swartland regions. The Helderberg is well known for its cooler growing conditions. The vines are also grown on dry land soils which encourage the roots to dig deep for moisture, with the vineyards producing a naturally lower yield. These wines have a beautiful structure and supple fruit. To add to the blend we sourced from vines in the Stellenbosch area – also close to the ocean – which are higher up and rooted in duplex soils, which impart elegance to the wine combined with lovely fruit acidity. The Swartland component derives from older, low-yielding blocks which add more structure to our wine.

Viniculture:
They believe in working gently with our precious crop and therefore all the grapes were handpicked. This was a partial whole-bunch fermentation which took naturally place in stainless steel tanks as well as wooden fermenters without the addition of cultured yeast. The skins and juice were mixed through a combination of delestage, punch downs and also pump overs. Towards the end of fermentation, the number of pump overs was reduced to ensure that no harsh, dry tannins were extracted. Fermentation took place at temperatures of 26°C to 30°C (at the height of fermentation). The wine was drained from the skins after fermentation was completed. No press juice was added to the wine. Our Shiraz wines are aged in large wooden vats for at least 6 months before bottling.

Tasting notes:
'Alc 14%. From two Stellenbosch vineyards, one planted in 2000 and the other in 2005. Matured in foudre. The nose shows dark fruit, lavender and pepper plus some not unpleasant reduction. Rich and flavourful on the palate with dense fruit, bright acidity and relatively soft tannins'. – Christian Eedes, Winemag, 89/100

'A cool climate style wine. Notes of spice, sour plums and dark fruit are prominent on the nose. The palate shows beautiful acidity, developing into a spicier character and ending with well balanced ripe tannins'. – Wine maker

Analysis:
Alc: 13.8% RS: 3.7 g/L TA: 6.0 g/L pH: 3.44

Free delivery on 12 bottles or more.

Viticulture:
Shiraz adapts well to various climate conditions and can thus be grown in numerous regions of the word, resulting in a diverse spectrum of styles.

They were looking for vineyard sites that could produce wines with notable elegance and freshness, allied with a fine texture. The grapes are sourced from the Helderberg, Stellenbosch and Swartland regions. The Helderberg is well known for its cooler growing conditions. The vines are also grown on dry land soils which encourage the roots to dig deep for moisture, with the vineyards producing a naturally lower yield. These wines have a beautiful structure and supple fruit. To add to the blend we sourced from vines in the Stellenbosch area – also close to the ocean – which are higher up and rooted in duplex soils, which impart elegance to the wine combined with lovely fruit acidity. The Swartland component derives from older, low-yielding blocks which add more structure to our wine.

Viniculture:
They believe in working gently with our precious crop and therefore all the grapes were handpicked. This was a partial whole-bunch fermentation which took naturally place in stainless steel tanks as well as wooden fermenters without the addition of cultured yeast. The skins and juice were mixed through a combination of delestage, punch downs and also pump overs. Towards the end of fermentation, the number of pump overs was reduced to ensure that no harsh, dry tannins were extracted. Fermentation took place at temperatures of 26°C to 30°C (at the height of fermentation). The wine was drained from the skins after fermentation was completed. No press juice was added to the wine. Our Shiraz wines are aged in large wooden vats for at least 6 months before bottling.

Tasting notes:
'Alc 14%. From two Stellenbosch vineyards, one planted in 2000 and the other in 2005. Matured in foudre. The nose shows dark fruit, lavender and pepper plus some not unpleasant reduction. Rich and flavourful on the palate with dense fruit, bright acidity and relatively soft tannins'. – Christian Eedes, Winemag, 89/100

'A cool climate style wine. Notes of spice, sour plums and dark fruit are prominent on the nose. The palate shows beautiful acidity, developing into a spicier character and ending with well balanced ripe tannins'. – Wine maker

Analysis:
Alc: 13.8% RS: 3.7 g/L TA: 6.0 g/L pH: 3.44

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Country

ZA

Region

Cape Coastal

Style

Red

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