Tim Hillock Paradiso Syrah 2022
The grapes come from a single vineyard between Riebeek Kasteel and Malmesbury. The farm is dryland (no irrigation) and certified organic – the wine is unfortunately not certified organic as my family’s cellar has not yet received the certification. These iron-rich soils produce small bunches with the resulting wine both rich in structure and perfume.
Winemaking and Maturation
Hand-harvested at dawn into small crates and put in a cold room for a few hours. 100% whole bunches go into a concrete tank and foot-stomped to release some juice followed by natural fermentation. 10 months in a 2550L Stockinger foudre and three old 225L oak barrels.
Dark berries, lavender, earth, pepper and spice while the palate has good depth, bright acidy and firm tannins. Full-bodied and flavourful with a nicely dry finish.” – Christian Eedes
Composition: 100% Syrah
ANALYSIS: Alc: 12.84% | RS: 2.50 g/l | TA: 5.10 g/l | pH: 3.90 | Total Sulphites: 83 PPM