Syrah | selectie van de oudste stokken van de farm | vergist op staaltank | 18 maanden gerijpt op 500 liter vaten | fris stijl | puur | zacht | vullend | rijp fruit | casis | zwarte peper | fijne zuren
The best Syrah vines on Joostenberg are planted in the rockiest soils hence the name "Klippe Kou", which translated from Afrikaans means "chewing rocks". Although the vines struggle in the first few years after planting, once the roots are well established these rocky soils produce intensely flavoured grapes and characterful wine.
Vineyards: Only our own, organically grown, grapes were used for this wine. The best Syrah vineyards are planted in the rockiest sites. The average age of the vineyards is 18 years. This wine is certified as ‘organic’ by Control Union
Vinification: Grapes were hand-picked and partially de-stemmed (about 30% of were fermented with their stems). Fermentation occurred in open fermenters and the wine then spent 18 months in a combination of 225L, 300L and 500L oak barrels.
Tasting notes: The nose is characterized by ripe berry and savoury aromas, followed by a slight smoky perfume. The wine is medium-bodied with typical spice and peppery flavours. The finish is dominated by fine, yet firm tannins.
"Farmed organically and fermented with 30% stems, this spicy, savoury, easy-drinking Syrah is all about bramble, raspberry and blackberry fruit rather than oak impact. Supple and wellbalanced, with supporting acidity and some clove and fresh tobacco notes." Tim Atkins (90/100 points)