Syrah 2015

Naughty musk lends a finishing touch to a compote of plums, goji and cranberries and red currants. Light white pepper and pomegranate liquorice hint of its origins from cooler climes. Suggests an exotic Biryani, starring organic ostrich fillet from the Karoo.

Winemaker Comments

South Africa has received immense praise for its ability to produce world class Syrah wines, and in the case of the Nitida Syrah 2015, it is once again one of the finest examples of cool-climate Shiraz, a wine brimming with fruit flavours supported by white pepper, spice, fynbos and subtle gamey nuances. The grapes are harvested at 23 – 24˚ Balling and after rigorous berry-sorting the wine is then fermented in open-top fermenters. Punch-downs of the skins was done every four hours to ensure optimal colour, tannin and flavour extraction. After the completion of malolactic fermentation in seasoned barrels, the wine is then racked and matured for twelve months in second and third fill barrels ensuring the ultimate in fruit expression. While being ready to drink now, the wine will benefit from careful cellaring over the next five to eight years. 

Analysis

Cultivar: 100% Syrah
Yield: 8 – 12 t/ha
Wood: 12 months in second and third fill barrels
Alcohol: 14.0%
Sugar: 3.3 g/l
Acid: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.6
 

Tasting Notes