Syrah 2016

Urban cosmopolitan, sophisticated and versatile, will make its home wherever. Fine velvet tannins cohabit with a polished sense of creamy toffee and a wealth of juicy plums. Refined pepper and coriander spice juxaposes innocent rhubarb and cranberry. Weds pinenut and shiitake mushroom stuffing with a loin of Oryx (Gemsbok).

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 2016, 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 berrysorting the wine is then fermented in open-top fermenters. Punchdowns 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.


Cultivar: 100% Syrah
Yield: 8 – 12 t/ha
Wood: 12 months in second and third fill barrels
Alcohol: 14.49%
Sugar: 2.2g/l
Acid: 5.7g/l
pH: 3.57

Tasting Notes