100% Syrah that has been naturally fermented and aged in earthenware eggs and used French oak, giving it a lovely creamy texture. The fruits on the palate are a mix of sour cherry and tangy berries as well as some berry / rosehip tea astringency with a lovely tomato consommé like finish.
Drink cold through to the temperature you would serve a light red and match seared tuna steaks with chermoula / salsa.
Varietal / Blend: Syrah (Shiraz)
Decant: Not necessary
Farming Practices: Biodynamic
"Our wine being allowed to express the season in which it was grown, 100% estate grown made and bottled. Our commitment to quality in all aspects of vine management and wine making. All vineyard operations performed by the vignerons. Great wine is made in the vineyard, not the winery. Utilising the natural balance of our vines, most more than 25 years of age."
No cultivation mid row, maintaining the natural grasses by slashing and giving back organic material to the soil.
The vines are rigorously hand-pruned to reduce crop level to ensure quality. Vertically trained and hand- canopy managed to enhance fruit exposure to the sun and wind so as to reduce diseases and to promote better riper fruit without vegetative flavours. All vines are netted against birds to ensure fruit is in pristine condition.
Hand-picked to respect the integrity of the grape.
Drip irrigation used to water the vines, only used just to maintain soil moisture, depending on rainfall. Enough to maintain the canopy to ensure ripening.