Minimalist Wines Stars in the Dark Syrah 2022
“Some of the best things in life emerge from tough times and dark places”. True in wine, as in life, this message appears on the bottle’s back label to reflect the resilience of the Syrah vines that grow at the southern tip of Africa. Conditions are extreme on the harsh, exposed slopes of Cape Agulhas and, as always, we’re astonished and delighted by what nature delivers.
Winemaking and Maturation
We harvest in the cool, early hours of the morning. 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 pump over and punch downs.
“Piercing blackberry fruit. An aromatic profile that shares so much with the greatest Syrah examples from the Northern Rhone and Cote Rotie in particular. With the complex melange of blackberry, fruits come nuances of dried violets, potpourri and lavender together with dried herbs, garrigue, peppercorns and pithy cherry spice.” – Greg Sherwood
Composition: 100% Syrah
ANALYSIS: Alc: 14%