2015 (Bush Vine) Syrah *SOLD OUT


This is our second edition from our Bush Vine terroir vineyard. This expressive Syrah displays intense cranberry, cherry and tobacco leaf aromas with subtle hints of black pepper. There is great concentration on the palate with nuances of licorice, along with beautiful tannin structure with a long spicy, savory finish.

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WINEMAKING: Grapes are hand-picked into small 30 pound trays. Cooled to 5-8 degrees Celsius before being whole bunch pressed, non destemmed. After gentle foot stomping, fermented in 3400 litre wooden vat, then aged in older oak for 18 months.

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS:   The 2015 vintage will be remembered as one of the warmest that we have experienced to date. It will also be remembered for the forest fires that burned to our fence line, kept at bay by the overhead irrigation on our bush vine Syrah terrace. Fortunately for us the natural movement of air up and down the valley kept the smoke from settling and we had no negative influence from the fire. The season started with a historically early bud break in the first week of April.

An unprecedented dry June with relentless heat till late summer encouraged rapid development and resulted in an early start to harvest. Cooler temperatures late in the summer gave the plants a chance to catch up to sugar development. It was a season where the picking date was of the utmost importance in determining the style and quality of the wine.

Winemaker: Bertus Albertyn     Vintage: 2015   Composition:   Single vineyard, 100 % Syrah    Alcohol: 13.81;  pH: 3.77; Total acid: 5.79           Sourcing:         Golden Mile/South Okanagan /British Columbia/Canada    Bottled:   September 08, 2017    Ageing:  3-4 Year French Oak  18 months  Production:    188 cases

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