Syrah 2007

This wine displays a beautiful, dark, inky colour. Powerfully perfumed with sweet fruits, thyme, vanilla, fennel and violets. There is a silky, soft feel and glossy texture on the pallet that combine flavours of currents, white pepper and ethereal spice. Rich, lingering fruit and a long, pleasant finish.

Winemakers Notes

The grapes were picked fully ripe.

The Harvest

After harvesting the grapes were crushed together with the Viognier and co-fermented. Fermented at about 25° C for 1 week. No extended skin contact. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. The wine was then racked off malolactic lees and then matured in 95% French oak, 5% American oak for 13 months. The new wood component was 45%.

In the Cellar

Alcohol
pH

15.0%
3.52

RS
Total Acid

2.6 g/l
5.6 g/l

95% Shiraz, 5% Viognier

Blend Information

Our Syrah has powerful perfumed aromas of fennel, thyme, rosemary, violet and oregano, much like one would experience whilst strolling through a herb garden.

Herbae (Herbs)

Each of our wines is linked to a specific flower – the characteristics of the wine are symbolized by that particular flower on the label.

Botanical Sketch

Awards

Veritas 2008 – Silver,
Johan Platter 2010 – 4 Stars

Previous Vintages

Current Vintage

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