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Graft Cinsaut Syrah

Van Loggerenberg Wines, Graft Cinsaut Syrah 2017

R365

13 in stock

Notes

Due to its limited availability, we have limited this wine to 6 bottles per person.

'The name has several meanings to me. It is not only a reminder of some sage advice from my grandfather who always told me that if you want to make a success of something you need to put in the hard yards and graft (symbolized by the man working in the top left hand corner) but also symbolizes how two individual parts can be grafted together to form a stronger and more meaningful whole as shown by the vines being grafted together. The honeybee and finch are both very hardworking and despite not always knowing if what they are doing will work still graft and get it done. The stamp symbolizes our South African heritage.' – Lukas Van Loggerenberg, Wine maker

Vinification:
55% Cinsaut from old dryland bush vines from Polkadraai hills planted on decomposed granite soils. The remainder of the fruit is shiraz planted on granite soils in the Polkadraai hills on a steep incline.

Viticulture:
Both parcels were kept 100% whole bunch and left to start fermenting naturally with one punch down per day performed. After pressing, the two parcels underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel on their own. The wines were blended together after 10 months in barrel and bottled right after. No enzymes or commercial yeast was used in making the wines.

Tasting notes:
'55% Cinsault and 45% Syrah, both vineyards in Polkadraai, Stellenbosch. Both parcels underwent 100% whole-bunch fermentation before 10 months of maturation in old oak. A touch of reduction before red and black fruit, white pepper and cinnamon. Medium bodied and very approachable – juicy fruit and relatively soft tannins.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag, 92/100

'This is just stunning, from a steep hill, deep perfumed the Syrah just shines on this wine. It is really classy with Northern Rhone purity and depth, yet unashamedly new world.'– James Pietersen

Analysis:
Alc: 13.5% pH: 3.81 TA: 5.1 g/L

Due to its limited availability, we have limited this wine to 6 bottles per person.

'The name has several meanings to me. It is not only a reminder of some sage advice from my grandfather who always told me that if you want to make a success of something you need to put in the hard yards and graft (symbolized by the man working in the top left hand corner) but also symbolizes how two individual parts can be grafted together to form a stronger and more meaningful whole as shown by the vines being grafted together. The honeybee and finch are both very hardworking and despite not always knowing if what they are doing will work still graft and get it done. The stamp symbolizes our South African heritage.' – Lukas Van Loggerenberg, Wine maker

Vinification:
55% Cinsaut from old dryland bush vines from Polkadraai hills planted on decomposed granite soils. The remainder of the fruit is shiraz planted on granite soils in the Polkadraai hills on a steep incline.

Viticulture:
Both parcels were kept 100% whole bunch and left to start fermenting naturally with one punch down per day performed. After pressing, the two parcels underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel on their own. The wines were blended together after 10 months in barrel and bottled right after. No enzymes or commercial yeast was used in making the wines.

Tasting notes:
'55% Cinsault and 45% Syrah, both vineyards in Polkadraai, Stellenbosch. Both parcels underwent 100% whole-bunch fermentation before 10 months of maturation in old oak. A touch of reduction before red and black fruit, white pepper and cinnamon. Medium bodied and very approachable – juicy fruit and relatively soft tannins.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag, 92/100

'This is just stunning, from a steep hill, deep perfumed the Syrah just shines on this wine. It is really classy with Northern Rhone purity and depth, yet unashamedly new world.'– James Pietersen

Analysis:
Alc: 13.5% pH: 3.81 TA: 5.1 g/L

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CE 92

Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Red

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