2016

Lomond Syrah

A blend of Syrah grapes from a variety of soil types to create a wine that is greater than the sum of its components.

Technical Info

R125.00 /750ml

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VARIETAL

100% Syrah

APPELLATION

Cape Agulhas

VINTAGE

2016

COLOUR

Deep ruby

BOUQUET

Expressive aromas of classic spice, with beautiful blackberry undertones

TASTE

Abundant aromatic flavours of white pepper with dark fruit and well-structured tannins. Elegant.

ALCOHOL

14.5%

TOTAL ACIDITY

5,2 g/L

pH

3,49

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2,3 g/L

VOLUME

750 mL

Wine specs

Vineyards

The vineyards are planted in north-west facing blocks on the lower reaches of the farm in sandy, gravelly and highly weathered soils with a clay substructure.

Obsessive attention to detail and adherance to the best viticulture practices is observed. Respect for the vineyard drives our winemaking process.

Wine specs

Winemaking

The hand-picked and hand-sorted grapes were destemmed, crushed s and inoculated with a selected yeast culture. The different vineyard blocks were vinified separately during fermentation. On completion of fermentation, the wine spent a further three weeks on the skins for optimal extraction of colour and flavour. The free-run juice was then drained off and the skins pressed gently into first, second and third-fill barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally after which the wine was racked. The wine matured for a period of 18 months in French barrels. The barrels were then tasted and screened to ensure that only the best barrels were selected for fining and filtration and blending. This results in a wine which greater than the sum of the individual parts.

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