Ship to South Africa

Our Syrah shows umami in spades: a velvety structure with fine tannins, black pepper, and olive purée. We add a bit of Mourvèdre and Viognier to bring out the grape’s subtle floral aromas & earthy notes. Perfect for roast meat or venison.

Buy online

    R 114 per bottle

In the vines

This is our largest planting by area, with three vineyards totalling six hectares. Each vineyard has distinct character in terms of its elevation, aspect, soil, rootstock, and clone which gives us flexibility in creating deep, complex, and balanced wines. Syrah is exceptionally well-suited to our microclimate and thrives in the granite rich soils that dominate our landscape.

The wine

At harvest, fruit is hand-sorted twice, lightly crushed, and cold soaked for nearly a week before the start of fermentation. This allows the flavours and colours contained within the skins to soak into the wine gently and naturally. The wine is oxygenated daily via remontage and délestage before being racked into 225l French oak barrels at the end of primary fermentation. The wine remained in barrel during malolactic fermentation and for 18 months of maturation before bottling.

This Syrah reminds us of fresh black cherries, liquorice, and dark chocolate: a perfect match for rich flavours. The wine is smooth and balanced to delight the connoisseur and convert the newcomer. The oak is well-integrated and will age through 2021 or beyond. Some sedimentation may occur in bottle.

Bronze Medal, Old Mutual Wine Show
90 points, Tim Atkin MW
Silver Medal, Veritas Awards
4 Stars, Platter's South African Wine Guide
Gold Medal, Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards
Silver Medal, Texsom International Wine Awards
Bronze Medal, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
Silver Medal, Veritas Awards

Alcohol   14.0%
Origin   Simonsberg-Paarl
pH   3.66
Production   79 x 225 liter barrels
Residual sugar   2.5 g/l
Total acid   4.8 g/l

Overseas distributors

North America