TA
96
GS
98

Variety:
100% Syrah

Wine of Origin:
Swartland

Vineyard Details:
Sourced from a single parcel of 19-year old organically farmed dry land bush vines on the rolling iron-rich soils west of Malmesbury. This parcel of Syrah gives the best expression of the “koffieklip” terroir – broadness and mid-palate.

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

Tasting Note:
2018 was the 3rd vintage of the Great Drought in the Cape and overall yields were again significantly lower than normal. The IRON soils around Malmesbury particularly experienced this, with yields 50% down, and super thick skins on the grapes. By improving soil health over the years working with cover crops and mulch and by reducing yields early, the resulting wines have a lovely freshness to balance their natural concentration and structure. The IRON is always the fullest bodied of our Single Terroir Syrahs . The wine is brooding and dark fruited with a firm, long finish. Best served at 16 to 18. Best served at 16 to 18 °C. Ageing potential 15 – 25 years. Decanting recommended when opened young.

Technical Details at Bottling:
Alcohol 14% – RS 2.2 g/l – TA 5.1 g/l – pH 3.78

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R1,030.00 per bottle

Case size: 6 bottles

60 in stock

Description

Variety:
100% Syrah

Wine of Origin:
Swartland

Vineyard Details:
Sourced from a single parcel of 19-year old organically farmed dry land bush vines on the rolling iron-rich soils west of Malmesbury. This parcel of Syrah gives the best expression of the “koffieklip” terroir – broadness and mid-palate.

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

Tasting Note:
2018 was the 3rd vintage of the Great Drought in the Cape and overall yields were again significantly lower than normal. The IRON soils around Malmesbury particularly experienced this, with yields 50% down, and super thick skins on the grapes. By improving soil health over the years working with cover crops and mulch and by reducing yields early, the resulting wines have a lovely freshness to balance their natural concentration and structure. The IRON is always the fullest bodied of our Single Terroir Syrahs . The wine is brooding and dark fruited with a firm, long finish. Best served at 16 to 18. Best served at 16 to 18 °C. Ageing potential 15 – 25 years. Decanting recommended when opened young.

Technical Details at Bottling:
Alcohol 14% – RS 2.2 g/l – TA 5.1 g/l – pH 3.78

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