The Kleinood Tamboerskloof Syrah Magnum 2016
Once again the 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 ruby colour. Complex 2016 fruit develop into cranberry and blackberry, exquisitely opening the violets and jasmine notes. The entry is elegant with well rounded tannin and the fruitful follow-through from nose causing the finish to linger.
The grapes are hand-picked into lug boxes weighing roughly 17kg each. Before proceeding to stainless steel tanks the grapes were sorted three times and transported without a pump 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 degrees Celsius for 11 to 16 days.
94 % Shiraz Clones 174, 300, 470, 747,
5 % 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 a super versatile food companion, however red meats, duck, ostrich fillet and venison stands out. Also, at its very best with a warm fire and good company.