Sutherland Syrah 2012

Our Syrah is full bodied with inviting aromas of black berries, plums and savoury spice, with great texture on the palate and a long, juicy finish.

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 12 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage A dry season with cool weather during the ripening period resulting in ideal conditions for the production of elegant, well balanced wines.
Picking date 13 March - 10 April 2012
Grape sugar On average: 25 °B
Acidity 4.95 - 7.35g/l
pH at harvest 3.56
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 2.0 g/l
pH 3.61
Total acid 5.2 g/l
Alcohol 14.5%
Maturation 2016 - 2021

This wine shows inviting aromas of black berries, plums and savoury spice, with great texture on the palate and a long, juicy finish. The components were aged in French oak barrels for 18 months before blending and bottling.

All vintages:

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