2014 Syrah

2014 Syrah 'Faure Vineyard'

Syrah is a grape that we both have a soft spot for. We think there are some really special and unique sites and plantings of Syrah in Stellenbosch and it is something we hope to work a lot with in the future. Our first edition is from block quite close to the Pinot Noir block in the Faure area.

Like most of our red wines we are firm believers in the use of whole bunch fermentation. In 2014 we fermented this with 100% whole bunches in stainless steel open tops. Very gentle pumpovers were all this wine received as we want to minimise extraction and maintain as many whole bunches as possible. 2014 was pressed off after 13 days on skins into old barrels for 10 months.

Vitals

Alcohol 11.5%
Residual Sugar 1.2 g/L
pH 3.57
Total Acidity 5.3 g/L

Unfined and Unfiltered

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