2016 Kershaw Syrah Groenland Bokkeveld Shale SH9c

Producer: Richard Kershaw Wines
Country/Region: South Africa - Western Cape - [South Africa-Western Cape]

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.

2016 Kershaw Syrah Groenland Bokkeveld Shale SH9c
Vintage: 2016
Grape Varietals: 100% Syrah
ABV: 14%
Aging: Aged 18 months in new French Oak Barrels
Serving Temp: 60-65°F
Closure: Cork
Production: 150 cases

Wine Making Notes:

Vineyards: Age of the vines is 10 years-old

The grapes were handpicked under autumnal skies into small lug baskets and then manually sorted on a conveyor before the stems were removed. The destemmed berries fell onto a vibrating table in order to remove jacks and substandard berries before dropping uncrushed into a small 500kg conical hopper and forklifted into open-topped fermenters. The grapes underwent a 3-day maceration before spontaneous fermentation began. A gentle pigeage program was charted and the grapes remained on skins for 26 days. The wine was then racked to barrel under gravity and the remaining pomace basket-pressed. Malolactic then proceeded in barrel followed by a light sulfuring and 17-month maturation. No finings were necessary and the wine was simply racked and bottled unfiltered.

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Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
SA0EE493003SYM 750ml 6 Glass 7 84585 02437 7 1 07 84585 02437 4 $120.00