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Clonal Selection Elgin Syrah

Kershaw, Clonal Selection Elgin Syrah 2015

R460

11 in stock

Notes

'Just enough dark ripe notes amongst the red fruit brightness, pepper & spice of 15. Softly textured but firm, dry & balanced; savoury more than fruity, mixing the sensual & the cerebral with the promise of complex, luxurious pleasure to come'. – Platter's Wine Guide 2018, 5*

Richard Kershaw Wines was established in January 2012 to create clonally selected, site-specific, cool climate wines in the Elgin Valley, South Africa’s coolest wine region.

Focusing on apposite noble grapes, i.e. ones with the ability to produce world-class examples, the Kershaw Elgin Chardonnay, Syrah and Pinot Noir and Kershaw Deconstructed Chardonnay and Syrah are made by South Africa’s only winemaking Master of Wine, Richard Kershaw.

The Elgin Valley benefits from higher altitude, ocean proximity, specific cloud cover sequencing, high cold units and a large diurnal range, similar to Southern Burgundy and the Northern Rhône, which enables the germane grapes, Chardonnay and Syrah, to show a sense of place.

Viticulture:
Copious rain during the early half of winter and respectable cold units meant the vines underwent decent winter dormancy. A wet yet warmer August resulted in earlier budbreak yet cold evenings kept mildew infections at bay. Dry conditions into late spring enabled a perfect flowering and subsequent shoot growth. A dry and warm summer without excessive heatwaves meant that berry set was unhindered and veraison took place 15 days early. Healthy picture-perfect grapes were harvested 2 weeks early capturing fabulous acid levels, purity of flavour and incredible textures.

Tasting notes:
Subtle, precise style built on fine tannins that educe harmony, freshness with flavors of black skinned fruit, iodine and ground white peppercorns.

'Just enough dark ripe notes amongst the red fruit brightness, pepper & spice of 15. Softly textured but firm, dry & balanced; savoury more than fruity, mixing the sensual & the cerebral with the promise of complex, luxurious pleasure to come'. – Platter's Wine Guide 2018, 5*

Richard Kershaw Wines was established in January 2012 to create clonally selected, site-specific, cool climate wines in the Elgin Valley, South Africa’s coolest wine region.

Focusing on apposite noble grapes, i.e. ones with the ability to produce world-class examples, the Kershaw Elgin Chardonnay, Syrah and Pinot Noir and Kershaw Deconstructed Chardonnay and Syrah are made by South Africa’s only winemaking Master of Wine, Richard Kershaw.

The Elgin Valley benefits from higher altitude, ocean proximity, specific cloud cover sequencing, high cold units and a large diurnal range, similar to Southern Burgundy and the Northern Rhône, which enables the germane grapes, Chardonnay and Syrah, to show a sense of place.

Viticulture:
Copious rain during the early half of winter and respectable cold units meant the vines underwent decent winter dormancy. A wet yet warmer August resulted in earlier budbreak yet cold evenings kept mildew infections at bay. Dry conditions into late spring enabled a perfect flowering and subsequent shoot growth. A dry and warm summer without excessive heatwaves meant that berry set was unhindered and veraison took place 15 days early. Healthy picture-perfect grapes were harvested 2 weeks early capturing fabulous acid levels, purity of flavour and incredible textures.

Tasting notes:
Subtle, precise style built on fine tannins that educe harmony, freshness with flavors of black skinned fruit, iodine and ground white peppercorns.

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PG 5*

Country

ZA

Region

Elgin

Style

Red

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