Sutherland Syrah 2013
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.
Will develop well for 5 years.
The spicy character of this wine lends itself to stews and grilled beef.
|Soil type||Tukulu / Glenrosa|
|Age of vines||Planted 2004, 2005|
|Plant density||2353 vines/ha|
|Trellising||7 wire Perold with moveable foliage wires|
|Vintage||Very hot and dry vintage, resulting in an early start to the picking, with different varieties ripening the same time. It was a tough vintage for the winery crew.|
|Picking date||21 - 31 March 2014|
|Grape sugar||On average: 24.5 - 25 °B|
|Acidity||5.9 - 5.24g/l|
|pH at harvest||3.4|
|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. 20% new French oak, balance 3rd and 4th fill barrels|
|Residual sugar||2.0 g/l|
|Total acid||5.2 g/l|
|Maturation||2018 - 2023|
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.