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Minimalist Wines No Place Like Home Syrah 2021

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45 in stock


A very small, exceptionally late vintage. The growing season was off to a slow start, with bud break two weeks later than normal. Cool weather and high wind speeds during set and flowering resulted in some uneven millerandage which required a very keen eye on the sorting table. Strong canopy growth also necessitated careful management and several extra passes through the vines. A cool early growing season was broken by lengthy heat waves, before returning to cool fair weather in the lead up to harvest. The prevailing dry conditions allowed for extended hang time on the vines, contributing to plush ripe tannins and real flavour intensity.


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Minimalist Wines No Place Like Home Syrah 2021


“Not all magic is amongst the Stars in the Dark. It is also in the soils at our feet.”

The grapes all come from Niemandsrivier, a beautiful 3 hectare vineyard in South Africa’s coolest viticultural climate, Elgin. We lease these vines from Johan and Milanie Vosloo and farm them ourselves. Planted in 2006, the parcel features three clones (SH9c, SH21 and SH22) on a geographically complex mix of Sandstone and Shale soils and is the perfect canvas to produce fine wines.The vines lie on a plateau at 200m above sea level, influenced by maritime winds off the Cold Atlantic Ocean just 10km away.

Winemaking and Maturation

We harvest in the cool, early hours of the morning, into 14kg Lug boxes and transport grapes back to the cellar in refrigerated trucks where they are allowed to cool overnight. After gentle foot-stomping and crushing (one third whole-bunch for this vintage), 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 pumpover/punchdown.

Tasting Notes


Technical Details

Composition: Syrah

Alc: 14%






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