Kershaw Syrah Lake District Cartref SH22
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.

Sourced from a single parcel in the Western part of Elgin, the 22 clone produces fuller, well-colored yet finely structured wines. They tend to be more concentrated as yields are low with more black fruit, black pepper and meaty notes. The Cartref soils, a mixture of decomposed sandstone, pebbles and quartz, add gracefulness and heighten the fruit intensity.

Cape South Coast - Elgin
Wine Type
100% Syrah
Soil type
Cartref, of granitic origin with Quartz
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 22 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

2018 Kershaw Syrah Lake District Cartref SH22 - 96 PTS - TA

2018 Kershaw Syrah Lake District Cartref SH22 - 96 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"This "deconstructed" Syrah hails from the same vineyard as the SH9C bottling, but is made with the more structured SH22 clone. Meaty, serious and grippy, it has more evident oak influence, wood smoke, meat and fynbos notes, some tannic grip and the concentration to age. 2022-29"

- Tim Atkin, South Africa Report 2021, 96 pts


2016 Kershaw Syrah Lake District Cartref SH22 - 93 PTS - IWR

2016 Kershaw Syrah Lake District Cartref SH22 - 93 PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"Rich, ripe fruit with a note of cooking spice on the nose. Very dense on the palate with terrific peppery black fruit (think St. Joseph) at the core and minerals. Long, graceful finish. Sourced from a single parcel of only the SH22 clone. Matured 17 months in 228L French oak, 45% new."

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