Tamboerskloof Syrah 2006

grapes Shiraz
– Clones 174, 300, 470, 747
– 80% ex Kleinood (Stellenbosch)
– 11% ex Paarl
Viognier
– Clones VR 642 –5% ex Kleinood (Stellenbosch)
Mourvèdre
– Clones MT 11 –4% ex Kleinood (Stellenbosch)
aspect Faces North and West
altitude 172m to 198m above MSL
distance from sea 18km
soil type Tukulu/Kroonstad/Klapmuts/Witfontein
rootstock 101/14 & R99
age of vines 6 years
trellising 7 Wire Perold System
pruning 2 bud spurs
winemaking record Hand picked grapes, sorted 3 times before going into stainless steel fermenters where a combination of modern technology and old-style winemaking techniques takes care of designing our unique hand crafted wine. Ferment at 27ºC for 14 days.
maturation prior to release 14 months in 500 liter French oak barrels
bottled 17 / 09 / 2007
wine analysis Alcohol 14% volume Total Acid 5.5 g/l pH 3.54 Residual Sugar 2.54 g/l
cellaring potential 6 years
winemakers comments Dark ruby colour. Inviting, complex nose with red berries, strawberries and supportive fynbos, rasberry and spicy flavours. Well balanced palate that confirms the nose with firm tannin and a lingering peppery aftertaste. Decant 30min prior to serving.
recommended food pairing Foie gras, ostrich fillet and venison