2015

Cat’s Tail Single Vineyard Syrah

A Syrah that truly speaks to both the Agulhas Appellation and the diverse terroir surrounding the Lomond Dam. When all else is the same, see what intricacies soil type alone can bring to a wine by comparing with the Conebush Single Vineyard Syrah.

R320.00 /750ml

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VARIETAL

100% Syrah

APPELLATION

Cape Agulhas

VINTAGE

2015

COLOUR

Clear, vibrant and rich ruby red

BOUQUET

Juicy red fruit with ample black pepper and other spices and hints of floral notes

TASTE

Rich and intense flavours of pepper, dark chocolate and spice with soft, silky tannins

ALCOHOL

14,5%

TOTAL ACIDITY

5,59 g/L

pH

3,50

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2,2 g/L

VOLUME

750 mL

Wine specs

Vineyards

The vineyards are planted in north-west facing blocks on the lower reaches of the farm as well as within view of the sea, in gravelly, “Koffiklip” and highly weathered soils.

The vineyards of Lomond are surrounded by indigenous flora known as Fybos.
This single vineyard wine is named after a vulnerable listed species endemic to the Agulhas Region, Erica Lineata.

Wine specs

Winemaking

The Syrah was fermented dry in stainless steel tanks, transferred to barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. The MourveĢ€dre was fermented in 500 kg open bins followed by malolactic fermentation and aging in 300 liter barrels. The Viognier spent the first third of fermentation in stainless steel tanks before being transferred to old 300 liter barrels for the remainder. The wine was left to mature further in a combination of new and older French Oak for between 12 and 14 months before being blended to obtain the optimum blend.

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