Harvested from three vineyards in Elim, each from a different clone, on soils varying from shale, gravel and Ferricrete also known as Koffieklip. The 2017 Syrah is a beautiful example of cool-climate Syrah and a great counterpoint to the more commonly found warm-climate Syrah in South Africa. Minimal intervention was used during the winemaking process. After de-stemming, wine fermented naturally in open-top containers and benefitted from daily punch-downs. The wine then spent 11 months in old 225L French oak and was bottled in February 2018.
The wine was made in a natural way, with only sulphur additions.
“Diversity is the cornerstone of my philosophy. I am always searching for unique perspectives and for varieties that are absolutely true to their area.” – Trizanne Barnard, Winemaker