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Syrah 2020

The Syrah is part of the Gabriëlskloof range of wines, together with our  Sauvignon Blanc, Rosebud, Chenin Blanc, and The Blend. This range offers a selection of boutique-style wines that always over-deliver on quality and value.

Climate & Viticulture

The 2020 vintage was about two weeks earlier than previous years. Cool conditions during harvest made for fresh, crisp wines.

Vinification

Following careful hand-picking, bunches were destemmed and transferred to fermentation tanks using a gravity system, allowing whole berry fermentation. Naturally fermented and aged 18 months in older French barrique.

Tasting note

Both red and black fruits and the signature blue flowers, mainly violets, lead to a tense and complex nose supported by blackberries, rhubarb and white pepper on the palate. Fennel and black olives with oregano and rosemary add savoury notes, and there is an earthy, beetroot-like character to the grippy tannins. Focused and structured, this wine is delicious now but will age beyond 2030.

 

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