TA
96
GS
96+

Variety:
100% Syrah

Wine of Origin:
Swartland

Vineyard Details:
Grapes were sourced from a single parcel of sustainably farmed 24 years old dry land, bush vines grown in the decomposed Granite of the Paardeberg. This is the parcel of Syrah that gives the best expression of the Paardeberg’s terroir – freshness and perfume.

Maturation:
12 months in French oak 500L barrels, 25% new, followed by 9 months in 2nd fill foudre. 9 months of aging in bottle was then given before release.

Tasting Note:
2018 was the third vintage of the Great Drought in the Cape and yields were again significantly lower than normal. However, by improving soil health with cover crops and mulch and by reducing crops early, the resulting wines have lovely concentration but also a beautiful freshness and energy. The GRANITE Syrah is always the most perfumed and elegant of our single terroir Syrahs , and the 2018 vintage is particularly firm and tight.  Ageing Ageing potential 15-25 years. Decanting recommended when opened young.

Technical Details at Bottling:
Alcohol 13.5% – RS 2.1 g/l – TA 5.1 g/l – pH 3.67

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R1,030.00 per bottle

Case size: 6 bottles

120 in stock

Description

Variety:
100% Syrah

Wine of Origin:
Swartland

Vineyard Details:
Grapes were sourced from a single parcel of sustainably farmed 24 years old dry land, bush vines grown in the decomposed Granite of the Paardeberg. This is the parcel of Syrah that gives the best expression of the Paardeberg’s terroir – freshness and perfume.

Maturation:
12 months in French oak 500L barrels, 25% new, followed by 9 months in 2nd fill foudre. 9 months of aging in bottle was then given before release.

Tasting Note:
2018 was the third vintage of the Great Drought in the Cape and yields were again significantly lower than normal. However, by improving soil health with cover crops and mulch and by reducing crops early, the resulting wines have lovely concentration but also a beautiful freshness and energy. The GRANITE Syrah is always the most perfumed and elegant of our single terroir Syrahs , and the 2018 vintage is particularly firm and tight.  Ageing Ageing potential 15-25 years. Decanting recommended when opened young.

Technical Details at Bottling:
Alcohol 13.5% – RS 2.1 g/l – TA 5.1 g/l – pH 3.67

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