Tamboerskloof Syrah 2014

grapes - 96% Shiraz
- Clones 174, 300, 470, 747
- 2% Mourvèdre
- Clones MT 11
- 2% Viognier
- Clones VR 642
aspect North Facing
altitude 176m to 198m above MSL
distance from sea 18km
soil type Tukulu, Kroonstad, Klapmuts, Witfontein
rootstock 101-14 & R99
age of vines 2001
trellising 7 Wire Perold System
pruning 2 Bud Spurs
winemaking record Hand picked grapes, sorted three times before going into stainless steel fermenters where a combination of modern technology and old-style winemaking techniques take care of crafting our unique wine. Fermented at 26ºC for 14 days.
maturation prior to release 19 months in 500 liter French oak barrels – 16% first fill and the remainder in older barrels.
wine analysis Alcohol 14.0% volume
Total Acid 5.6g/l
pH 3.29
Residual Sugar 2.4g/l
FSO2 35ppm
cellaring potential 10 years
winemakers comments Crimson to scarlet in colour. This wine has a complex nose of black currant and plum notes and supportive white pepper and violets. The well balanced palate shows cool dark fruit pastille, hints of violet and fine spices. The wine finishes with soft elegant tannin. Decant 30 minutes prior to serving.
recommended food pairing This is a versatile wine, that pairs well with red meats, ostrich fillet, venison, Asian food and tomato-based dishes.