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Iron Syrah

Mullineux, Iron Syrah 2015

R985

24 in stock

Notes

'Tricky to pick this may be, as it can get over-ripe in hot years, but the Mullineux nailed this in 2015. Grown on blood red soils, it’s a dense, rich, powerful wine with plenty of tannins, edging towards a Cornas in style. The effort was worth it. 2019-28.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2017, 96/100

Tasting note:
This aromatic Syrah is the most full bodied of our single-terroir Syrahs. The 2015 has the perfume and structure of the 2012 and the elegance of the 2013. The palate is textured, with velvety tannins and a balanced natural acidity. The finish is fresh, long and supple. Best served at 16 to 18 °C. Aging potential 10 – 15 years. Decanting recommended.

Vineyard:
Grapes for our 2015 IRON Syrah were sourced from a single parcel of 17-year old organically farmed dry land bush vines on the rolling iron-rich soils west of Malmesbury. This parcel of Syrah gives the best expression of the 'koffieklip' terroir – broadness and mid-palate. Grapes were harvested on the 6th February 2015 with a yield of 6 tons/ha (33HL/ha).

Production:
Grapes were first chilled in our cold room then the whole bunches were put into open-top 500L French oak barrels and foot stomped to release some juice. Minimal SO2 was added and, as with all our wines, no further additions were made. After about 4 days, fermentation began with indigenous yeasts and lasted about 10 days. A further four weeks of skin contact was given after which the wine was drained and pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation and maturation. We pigeaged once a day before, during and after fermentation. In Spring the wine was racked and after a total of 21 months in barrel was bottled unfiltered and unfined. 10 months of aging in bottle was then given before release. 12 months in French oak 500L barrels, 25% new, followed by 9 months in 2nd fill foudre.

Analysis:
Alc: 13.5% RS: 2.5 g/l TA: 5.2 g/l pH: 3.80
'Tricky to pick this may be, as it can get over-ripe in hot years, but the Mullineux nailed this in 2015. Grown on blood red soils, it’s a dense, rich, powerful wine with plenty of tannins, edging towards a Cornas in style. The effort was worth it. 2019-28.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2017, 96/100

Tasting note:
This aromatic Syrah is the most full bodied of our single-terroir Syrahs. The 2015 has the perfume and structure of the 2012 and the elegance of the 2013. The palate is textured, with velvety tannins and a balanced natural acidity. The finish is fresh, long and supple. Best served at 16 to 18 °C. Aging potential 10 – 15 years. Decanting recommended.

Vineyard:
Grapes for our 2015 IRON Syrah were sourced from a single parcel of 17-year old organically farmed dry land bush vines on the rolling iron-rich soils west of Malmesbury. This parcel of Syrah gives the best expression of the 'koffieklip' terroir – broadness and mid-palate. Grapes were harvested on the 6th February 2015 with a yield of 6 tons/ha (33HL/ha).

Production:
Grapes were first chilled in our cold room then the whole bunches were put into open-top 500L French oak barrels and foot stomped to release some juice. Minimal SO2 was added and, as with all our wines, no further additions were made. After about 4 days, fermentation began with indigenous yeasts and lasted about 10 days. A further four weeks of skin contact was given after which the wine was drained and pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation and maturation. We pigeaged once a day before, during and after fermentation. In Spring the wine was racked and after a total of 21 months in barrel was bottled unfiltered and unfined. 10 months of aging in bottle was then given before release. 12 months in French oak 500L barrels, 25% new, followed by 9 months in 2nd fill foudre.

Analysis:
Alc: 13.5% RS: 2.5 g/l TA: 5.2 g/l pH: 3.80
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Country

ZA

Region

Swartland

Style

Red

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