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Bellows Rock Syrah 2017

Produced by three goods friends in the beautiful Agter-Paarl region of South Africa, this is an elegant black-berried Syrah with a decidedly more European feel compared to previous vintages. But it still boasts ripe black-berried fruit, sweet liquorice spice and smooth tannins: a deliciously easy-drinking wine.

In the vineyard - Grapes from several premium, un-irrigated vineyards in the Agter-Paarl area. The grapes were hand-harvested at optimum ripeness and given a two day cold maceration.

In the winery - Fermentation took place over 5 days in stainless steel tanks with regular pump-overs. The Shiraz grapes were co-fermented with a small portion of Viognier grapes to lift the aromatics of the wine and s often the tannins. About 14% of low-yielding Mourvédre was also blended in to add sweet spice and dried fruit notes. 100% of the wine was matured in 225 litre American oak barrels (8% new) for 14 months. Fined and filtered before bottling.

  • Vintage: 2017
  • Size: 750ml
  • Origin: South Africa
  • Grapes: Syrah

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