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Glass Collection Syrah

Glenelly, Glass Collection Syrah 2016

R115

43 in stock

Notes

100% Syrah

Tasting notes:
'Fermented with 40% whole bunches and using fruit grown on the Simonsberg, this well priced Syrah has spicy bramble and blackberry fruit and a hint of oak sweetness. 2018-23.' – Tim Atkin SA Report 2018, 90/100

'The 2016 Glass Collection Syrah was matured in old French oak for 12 months. It has a very tight bouquet at first, revealing broody mulberry and blackberry fruit and touches of undergrowth. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, quite masculine even though there is less whole bunch here than previous vintages, and features pleasant white pepper and bay leaf notes toward the finish. This is a fine entry-level Syrah.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 88/100

'The Glass Collection Syrah draws its inspiration from the Northern Rhone. Juicy and fresh, with tasty plum and raspberry coulis notes racing through, lined with subtle black tea and graphite notes. Shows a pretty flash of spice through the finish with hints of jasmine.' – Winemaker

Viticulture:
Winter was late, but cold enough to break dormancy. Low rainfall hence low soil moisture levels which lead to stress later in the season. Ideal spring which lead to good even bud burst. Warm weather especially from end October to end January. This lead to restricted growth, smaller berries and lower bunch mass. The harvest was a week earlier. The harvest was smaller than previous years.

Vinification:
The bunches were sorted and placed whole into the tanks. The tanks were allowed to slowly start fermenting naturally with two to three pump overs a day taking place. Post fermentation, they were given three weeks extended skin contact before being taken down to used French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wine stayed in the barrels for twelve months.

100% Syrah

Tasting notes:
'Fermented with 40% whole bunches and using fruit grown on the Simonsberg, this well priced Syrah has spicy bramble and blackberry fruit and a hint of oak sweetness. 2018-23.' – Tim Atkin SA Report 2018, 90/100

'The 2016 Glass Collection Syrah was matured in old French oak for 12 months. It has a very tight bouquet at first, revealing broody mulberry and blackberry fruit and touches of undergrowth. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, quite masculine even though there is less whole bunch here than previous vintages, and features pleasant white pepper and bay leaf notes toward the finish. This is a fine entry-level Syrah.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 88/100

'The Glass Collection Syrah draws its inspiration from the Northern Rhone. Juicy and fresh, with tasty plum and raspberry coulis notes racing through, lined with subtle black tea and graphite notes. Shows a pretty flash of spice through the finish with hints of jasmine.' – Winemaker

Viticulture:
Winter was late, but cold enough to break dormancy. Low rainfall hence low soil moisture levels which lead to stress later in the season. Ideal spring which lead to good even bud burst. Warm weather especially from end October to end January. This lead to restricted growth, smaller berries and lower bunch mass. The harvest was a week earlier. The harvest was smaller than previous years.

Vinification:
The bunches were sorted and placed whole into the tanks. The tanks were allowed to slowly start fermenting naturally with two to three pump overs a day taking place. Post fermentation, they were given three weeks extended skin contact before being taken down to used French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wine stayed in the barrels for twelve months.

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Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Red

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