Minimalist Wines Connect The Dots 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Western Cape
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'I don’t like to be prescriptive about taste as I think every occasion and palate bring their own nuances but, for me: Stellenbosch lends grip and florals; Elgin displays a more luxurious, spicy plumminess; and Darling brings an austere and savoury edge to the blend. Collectively I believe they achieve the objective of showcasing just how beautifully Syrah thrives in South Africa’s cooler Cape microclimates.' – Sam Lambson, Winemaker

Winemaker's notes:
Exploring the diversity of Syrah planted in cool micro-climates of the Cape is my passion and this label represents another step in my never-ending search to find the best sites in the Winelands. Working closely with farmers who share my passions for Syrah and precision viticulture, the idea is provide a snap-shot of Cape Syrah in a given year and to fuse the results in a bottle. In other words, to Connect The Dots.

In 2019, the first vintage of Connect The Dots came from parcels in Stellenbosch and Elgin. In 2020, sees a return to the same districts and this blend includes fruit from the Granite soils of Stellenbosch’s Polkadraai and Helderberg, a new Table Mountain Sandstone parcel in Elgin and, for the first time, parcels in the iron-rich clay soil of Darling.

Each of the sites brings something distinct to the blend and it is always fascinating to see what unfolds when nature takes the lead.
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Sam Lambson
Alcohol 13.5%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Syrah
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Producer information At just 21 years old, Sam Lambson's passion for wine has led him to create Minimalist Wines. A label that allows him to bottle the vineyards that speak to him, in a minimal-intervention approach. He is studying a BSc Oenology degree at the University of Stellenbosch and has already worked with some big names in the industry including working harvests under Lukas van Loggerenberg, Chris Alheit and Carl van de Merwe of De Morgenzon. He is captivated by flavours and fragrances and enjoys experimenting with different varietals and techniques.
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