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Kershaw Syrah Groenland Bokkeveld Shale SH9c
Richard Kershaw Wines
South Africa - Western Cape - Cape South Coast - Elgin

The inspiration for this Syrah stems from my belief that the Elgin region has both a signature grape as well as particular terroirs within its demarcated boundary that reflect regional credentials. This Syrah was selected from a sub-region of Elgin from a specific vineyard and an individual clone : SH9c

Sourced from a single parcel in the Northern part of Elgin the 9c clone when planted in cooler areas is known to produce wines that are well scented, delicately balanced and savory. They are medium in weight resonating elegance, finesse of tannin, and purity of fruit, the flavors revealing more white pepper, violet/lavender, Victoria plum and iodine. They tend to exude freshness and energy with lively acidity giving precision to the wine. On Bokkeveld Shales it brings amplified perfume, more structural integrity and concentration to the flavor.

Specifications
Appellation
Cape South Coast - Elgin
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Syrah
Soil type
Bokkeveld Shale
Vinification
Grapes were handpicked into small lug baskets and then manually sorted on a conveyor before the stems were removed. The grapes underwent a 3-day maceration before spontaneous fermentation began. A gentle pigeage program was charted and the grapes remained on skins for 27 days. The wine was then racked to Burgundian & Rhone barrel under gravity and the remaining pomace basket-pressed. Malolactic then proceeded in barrel followed by a light sulphuring and 17-month maturation.No fining or filtration.

Reviews and News

2016 Kershaw Syrah Groenland Bokkeveld Shale SH9c - 93 PTS - IWR

2016 Kershaw Syrah Groenland Bokkeveld Shale SH9c - 93 PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"Vibrant, effusive aromas of blackberry with savory notes. Rich and ripe on the palate showing dense fruit flavors accented by lavender and cracked pepper. Aged 17 months in 500L French oak, 45% new."

- International Wine Review (Richard Kershaw Lifts Elgin To New Heights, February 2019), 93 pts

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2016 Kershaw Syrah Groenland Bokkeveld Shale SH9c - 90+ PTS - WA

2016 Kershaw Syrah Groenland Bokkeveld Shale SH9c - 90+ PTS - WA

wa"The 2016 Deconstructed Syrah Groenland Bokkeveld Shale SH9c reveals a smoky bacon, blackberry and black plum nose with subtle hints of lavender. The palate is rich with cracked peppercorn notes and refreshing elegance. It has a floral finish, still with grippy tannins. Give this one some time and your patience will be rewarded. The deconstructed Syrah lineup is interesting in that Kershaw has used two places to grow two different clones of Syrah but has made three bottlings from the possibilities. There were 621 bottles made of the Groenland SH9c Syrah. - Anthony Mueller"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 90+ pts

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Richard Kershaw wines was founded in 2012, by Master of Wine Richard Kershaw. Richard’s mission is to focus on noble grapes and create clonally selected, site-specific, cool climate wines in ...
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