Painted Wolf Swartland Syrah

South Africa

 

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A rich harmonious full bodied wine with juicy dark fruit, savoury smoked ham, all spice and aromatic wood aromas. The wine has a coating mid palate and a long finish. The acid is bright and the tannins are ripe and present.

Made from organic grapes grown on the Kasteelsig vineyard in the Swartland region. The grapes are dry farmed. Soil in the vineyard is primarily Glenrosa, a composite soil of decomposed shale with a little granite. Vines are 12 years old and the yield in 2013 was around 7 tons to the hectare.

The grapes were handpicked over a few days in late February into small baskets and taken to the cellar where they were destalked and gently crushed. The Syrah is then fermented in small open bins where it is hand punched 4 times a day. Native yeast from the vineyard is used in the fermentation process, once the wine is made it is then matured in French and Hungarian oak for a total of 20 months.

Country: South Africa
Region: Swartland
Grapes: Syrah 100%
ABV: 14.5% 
Volume: 75cl 
Vintage: 2017
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes 
Suitable for Vegans: 
Yes

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