TA
97
GS
97

Variety:
100% Syrah

Wine of Origin:
Swartland

Vineyard Details:
From a single parcel of sustainably farmed 21 years old vines planted in the stony Shale and Schist soils of our farm, Roundstone, on the Kasteelberg. This parcel of Syrah gives the best expression of the Kasteelberg’s terroir – density and structure.

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 yields were again lower (~2 5 %) 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 wonderful freshness. The SCHIST is always the most structured Syrah in our Single Terroir range with great length and longevity. Ageing potential 15-25 years. Decanting recommended when opened young.

Technical Details at Bottling:
Alcohol 13% – RS 1.9 g/l – TA 4.9 g/l – pH 3.72

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R1,030.00 per bottle

Case size: 6 bottles

174 in stock

Description

Variety:
100% Syrah

Wine of Origin:
Swartland

Vineyard Details:
From a single parcel of sustainably farmed 21 years old vines planted in the stony Shale and Schist soils of our farm, Roundstone, on the Kasteelberg. This parcel of Syrah gives the best expression of the Kasteelberg’s terroir – density and structure.

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 yields were again lower (~2 5 %) 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 wonderful freshness. The SCHIST is always the most structured Syrah in our Single Terroir range with great length and longevity. Ageing potential 15-25 years. Decanting recommended when opened young.

Technical Details at Bottling:
Alcohol 13% – RS 1.9 g/l – TA 4.9 g/l – pH 3.72

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