Sutherland Syrah 2021
This Syrah reveals a harmonious blend of ripe blackberries and plums with touches of violet, black pepper, and smoky cedar on the nose. On the palate, vibrant acidity complements juicy black cherries, while subtle notes of cured meat and graphite add complexity. The finish is enduring, with lingering black fruit and white pepper spiciness, reflecting its coastal origin.
This cool climate Syrah pairs wonderfully with a range of dishes. Its vibrant acidity and complex flavours make it a versatile companion for grilled lamb chops with rosemary, wild mushroom risotto, or a charcuterie board featuring cured meats and aged cheeses.
|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||A warm, dry vintage with a late start, resulted in smaller tonnage but yielding balanced, well-structured wines with lovely intensity.|
|Picking date||22 March 2021|
|pH at harvest||3.2|
|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||2.2 g/l|
|Total acid||5.5 g/l|
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