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Kolbroek Syrah

Intellego, Kolbroek Syrah 2016

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100% Swartland Syrah

Coaxing the best from Swartland Syrah is a challenge and, while not many manage to offer freshness whilst retaining complexity, the 2016 Kolbroek may have achieved just that. It offers great varietal typicity, true expression of terroir and exceptional value. Jurgen Gouws, from our first group of Young Gunners, produces his own wines under the Intellego label. Influenced by the natural wine movement, he has always produced wines that test the boundaries but his irreverent style has evolved and his exciting 2016s are more precise and much more serious than his labels suggest.

Tasting notes:
'From a Syrah vineyard planted on shale. A complex nose showing red and black berries plus lilies, pepper and cured meat. Great fruit purity, fresh acidity and lovely ripe tannins – again wonderfully harmonious and still very youthful.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 94/100

Winemaker's comments:
'This wine consist of 2 parcels on schist and gravel soils. The schist block yields 14hl/ha while the gravel one yields 35hl/ha. These are 2 of the first blocks to ripen as the schist is located on the warmer Northern slope. This why the reason I pick earlier and end up with an alcohol of 12%ABV. Whole bunch fermented for 10-14 days and aged in 500L old French oak barrels for 10 months. The only additive is sulphur which is added just before bottling.' – Jurgen Gouws, Intellego winemaker. View all the Intellego wines here.

100% Swartland Syrah

Coaxing the best from Swartland Syrah is a challenge and, while not many manage to offer freshness whilst retaining complexity, the 2016 Kolbroek may have achieved just that. It offers great varietal typicity, true expression of terroir and exceptional value. Jurgen Gouws, from our first group of Young Gunners, produces his own wines under the Intellego label. Influenced by the natural wine movement, he has always produced wines that test the boundaries but his irreverent style has evolved and his exciting 2016s are more precise and much more serious than his labels suggest.

Tasting notes:
'From a Syrah vineyard planted on shale. A complex nose showing red and black berries plus lilies, pepper and cured meat. Great fruit purity, fresh acidity and lovely ripe tannins – again wonderfully harmonious and still very youthful.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 94/100

Winemaker's comments:
'This wine consist of 2 parcels on schist and gravel soils. The schist block yields 14hl/ha while the gravel one yields 35hl/ha. These are 2 of the first blocks to ripen as the schist is located on the warmer Northern slope. This why the reason I pick earlier and end up with an alcohol of 12%ABV. Whole bunch fermented for 10-14 days and aged in 500L old French oak barrels for 10 months. The only additive is sulphur which is added just before bottling.' – Jurgen Gouws, Intellego winemaker. View all the Intellego wines here.

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CE 94

Country

ZA

Region

Swartland

Style

Red

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