Sutherland Syrah 2020
Our Syrah expresses cool-climate elegance with good oak integration and fruit expression. Inviting aromas of ripe dark fruits and herbaceous notes follow through to blackcurrants, chocolate and sweet spice on the palate and a long, juicy finish.
The spicy character of this wine lends itself to stews and grilled beef.
|Varietal||Syrah - Clones SH22F & SH174F|
|Soil type||Tukulu / Bokkeveld Shale|
|Age of vines||Planted 2005|
|Plant density||2500 vines/ha|
|Trellising||7 wire Perold with moveable foliage wires|
|Vintage||Cool summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.|
|Picking date||27 February - 05 March 2020|
|Grape sugar||24.3 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.52|
|Fermentation temp||28 °C|
|Method||De-stalked, hand sorting of berries, pumped into stainless steel tanks, punch downs being done twice a day, left for 2 days before pressing, racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation.|
|Wood Maturation||18 months in barrel. 30% new French oak, balance 3rd and 4th fill barrels|
|Residual sugar||2.0 g/l|
|Total acid||5.8 g/l|
The Current Range
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