Kleinood Tamboerskloof Syrah 2019

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The Kleinood Tamboerskloof Syrah 2019

A Kleinood Estate Flagship

A bright clear medium ruby colour.

The nose, starting with violets, evolves into blackberry and bramble.

The palate is vibrant with a touch of complex spices, like freshly crushed black pepper and liquorice.

Kleinood has a maximum-hands-per-bottle philosophy.

Kleinood is a small farm with just ten hectares devoted to vines. The vineyard is divided, by its natural existing boundaries, into twenty three small blocks. This offers us the privilege of managing each block individually.

The grapes from each block are cared for, irrigated, harvested, crushed, fermented and matured in wood separately, to highlight the attributes of that specific block’s terroir.

In the winery, we have a hands-on approach that combines technology and tradition.

The distinctive yet characteristically understated labels are hand printed with an antique wooden press on handmade paper, hand torn to size, and then pasted onto each individual bottle by hand.

“A benchmark Syrah – quite a brilliant wine….”

“Our wines do not reflect what we have done to it,
but express the complexity of their origin.”

GRAPES

96% Syrah
3% Mourvèdre
1% Viognier

ASPECT

North Facing

ALTITUDE

176 to 198 above MSL

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol: 14.47% volume
Total Acid: 5.7 g/l
pH: 3.52
Residual Sugar: 2.2 g/l

 

WINEMAKING RECORD

The grapes were picked by hand into lug boxes weighing roughly 17kg each. Grapes were sorted three times before proceeding to stainless steel tanks and transported, without pumping, into the fermentation vessels.

Fermented at 24-26.5 ̊C for 11 to 16 days.

18 months in 300 and 500 litre French oak barrels,
15% first fill and the remainder in older barrels.

CELLARING POTENTIAL

15 years

FOOD PAIRING

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.

Additional information

Wines

Bottle (750ml), Case (6x 750ml), Magnum (1500ml)