Sutherland Syrah 2017
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.
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.
|Soil type||Decomposed Granite / Bokkeveld Shale|
|Age of vines||Planted 2004, 2005|
|Plant density||2353 vines/ha|
|Trellising||7 wire Perold with moveable foliage wires|
|Vintage||A moderate summer with very little rain resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes|
|Picking date||3 March|
|Grape sugar||24.7 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.3|
|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||1.5 g/l|
|Total acid||5.2 g/l|
|Maturation||2021 – 2026|
The Current Range
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