Gabriëlskloof Syrah 2019
The nose offers blackcurrant, leather, sour cherry and white pepper. There are lighter, floral notes that complement the savoury spice typical of our Syrah. The palate is medium bodied and focused with excellent fruit intensity and supple tannins, and will continue improving and developing for five to eight years after harvest.
The conditions leading up to the harvest were hot and dry, leading to smaller berries and more concentrated flavours. Following careful hand-picking, the fruit was transferred through gravity into tanks with 30% remaining as whole clusters. Fermentation occurred spontaneously with a total maceration time of three to four weeks. After pressing, wine was transferred to barrel (10% new) for 12 months. .