Tamboerskloof Syrah 2015

grapes Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier
94 % 5 % 1 %
Clones 174, 300, 470, 747 Clones MT 11
Clones VR 642
aspect North Facing
altitude 176 to 198 above MSL
distance from sea 18 km
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 The grapes are hand-picked and sorted 3 times before going into stain- less steel fermenters where a combination of modern technology and old-style winemaking techniques takes care of creating our unique hand- crafted wine. Fermented at 26 ̊C for 11 to 16 days.
maturation prior to release 19 months in 500 litre and 300 litre French oak barrels 15% first fill and the remainder in older barrels.
wine analysis Alcohol 14.0% volume
Total Acid 5.7g/l
pH 3.44
Residual Sugar 2.1g/l
FSO2 30ppm
cellaring potential 10 years
winemakers comments Ruby in colour, Tamboerskloof Syrah 2015 has a complex nose of garrigue, (the combined fynbos aromas of rosemary, lemon verbena, lavender and marjoram that perfume the air at Kleinood) ripe cherry, fine spices, cassis, currant and ripe strawberry. The well-balanced palate shows dark plum, Christmas cake, Turkish delight and a fine hint of cinnamon. It finishes with soft elegant, chalky tannins. Decant 30 minutes prior to serving.
recommended food pairing This is a versatile wine, that pairs well with red meats, ostrich fillet, venison, spicy Asian foods and tomato-based dishes.