Sutherland Syrah 2010

This Shiraz was aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. This wine is tasty and complex; showing black berry flavours with great texture on the palate. There are blackcurrant and fynbos aromas on the nose. Will reward cellaring.

Maturation

Will develop well for 5 years.

Food Pairing

The spicy character of this wine lends itself to stews and grilled beef.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Shiraz
Root stock 101-14
Soil type Tukulu / Glenrosa
Age of vines Planted 2004, 2005
Plant density 2353 vines/ha
Trellising 7 wire Perold with moveable foliage wires
Pruning Spur
Yield 15 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage A cooler vintage with small spells of rain, resulting in a later-than-usual start to the harvest. The harvest was also longer than usual. Overall it was a very good year, with elegant and concentrated flavours.
Picking date 11 March 2010
Grape sugar 25.41 °B
Acidity 4.98 g/l
pH at harvest 3.52
Yeasts Natural occurring yeasts
Fermentation temp 28 °C
Method De-stalked, hand sorting of berries, crushed, pumped into stainless steel tanks, pumped over for 5 days, left for 2 days before pressing, racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation.
Wood Maturation 18 months in barrel. 35% new French oak, balance 3rd and 4th fill barrels
Residual sugar 1.6 g/l
pH 3.59
Total acid 5.6 g/l
Alcohol 15%
Maturation 2014 - 2020

This Shiraz was aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. This wine is tasty and complex; showing black berry flavours with great texture on the palate. There are blackcurrant and fynbos aromas on the nose. Will reward cellaring.

All vintages:

2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008