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Minimalist Wines Connect the Dots Syrah 2021

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Life is an expedition and though the route’s often unclear, the fun lies in joining the dots between the people, places, ideas and experiences we encounter along the way. As in the vines, sometimes they connect, sometimes they don’t but, when the dots do connect, the results can be breathtaking.


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Minimalist Wines Connect the Dots Syrah 2022


Exploring the diversity of Syrah planted in cool micro-climates of the Cape is my passion and this label represents another step in my never-ending search to find the best sites in the Winelands. Working closely with farmers who share my fervour for Syrah and precision viticulture, the idea is provide a snap-shot of Cape Syrah in a given year and to fuse the results in a bottle. In other words, to Connect The Dots.

Winemaking and Maturation

We harvest in the cool, early hours of the morning. After gentle foot-stomping and crushing, the Agulhas fruit was fermented one-third whole-bunch, Elgin 15% wholebunch and Stellenbosch 100% wholebunch. Natural fermentation gets underway, at its own pace, in a combination of open and closed fermenters. Once complete, we macerate gently with a single, daily pump over and punchdown.

Tasting Notes

“The nose shows a little roasted coffee-like reduction before red and black berries, olive and hints of pepper and spice while the palate has impressive depth and texture given a moderate alcohol of 13.5% – layers of subtle flavour, moderate acidity and soft, powdery tannins.” – Christian Eedes

Technical Details

Composition: Syrah

Those who are familiar with our earlier vintages will recognise that a new ‘dot’ has been added to this label, signifying this addition of fruit from Agulhas to the blend. This year, the composition is: 84% Elgin (Niemandsrivier) 9% Agulhas, 7% Stellenbosch.

Alc: 13.5%






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