The Kleinood Tamboerskloof Syrah 2017
An ethical and meticulous approach where no viticultural or oenological effort is spared in the delicate balance between science and passion and the winery designed to afford the wine maker the most flexibility possible, underpinned by a dedication to producing a singular and intensely personal wine of the highest quality, has produced a vintage of excellence.
A bright clear medium ruby colour. A medium intensity nose, starting with violet flowers and cinnamon spice, evolving into freshly crushed black pepper and red cherry. The wine is youthful yet has a chocolate note showing evolution. The palate is refreshing with a fine grained tannin adding weight to the mid-pallet. A juicy, yet elegant wine with good concentration.
The grapes were picked by hand into lug boxes weighing roughly 17kg each. Before proceeding to stainless steel tanks, grapes were sorted three times and transported, without pumping, into the fermentation vessels. A combination of old-style winemaking techniques with modern technology takes care of creating our unique hand crafted wine. Fermented at 24-26.5 ̊C for 11 to 16 days.
95 % Shiraz Clones 174, 300, 470, 747,
4 % Mourvèdre Clones MT 11
1 % Viognier Clones VR 642
176 to 198 above MSL
Alcohol: 14.5% volume
Total Acid: 6.1 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.9 g/l
18 months in 300 and 500 liter French Oak barrels, of which 15% is new oak the remaining barrels are 2nd , 3rd and 4th filled barrels.
The elegance of the wine makes it super versatile with food pairing, however red meats, duck, ostrich fillet and venison stand out. Also, at its very best with a warm fire and good company.