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Code: 101215
Code: 101215

Wine Waterkloof, Circumstance Syrah, 2016

950 000
- 20 %
760 000

Circumstance Syrah Waterkloof is a full-bodied, biodynamic Syrah which is well balanced and round, excellent balance, almost more northern Rhone than New World! A great expression of dark berries and earthy tones. The fruit is carried by fresh acidity and soft and well-balanced tannins. Elegant with great length. Syrah is one of the most versatile wines to pair with food. 

Characteristics

Serving temperature:
The serving temperature is extremely important and crucial to unlocking the full flavour and aromas of a wine. It is important to remember that each wine has an ideal serving temperature and one temperature is not suitable for all.
16-18°C
Light
Full
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
Beef
Lamb
Chicken
Duck

Wine Style:

Rich and succulent. Elegant with great length. Easy to drink. Oak aged.

Tasting Notes:

This wine shows a great expression of dark berries and earthy tones infused with a fresh perfume scent. The fruit is carried by fresh acidity and soft and well-balanced tannins. Elegant with great length. Syrah is one of the most versatile wines to pair with food.

Gastronomy:

Pair it with grilled red meats or savoury beef or venison stews. This specific vintage will be interesting with a rabbit dish or even duck.

Vineyards:

The block used for this Circumstance Syrah is planted on the south-facing slopes of the Schapenberg at an altitude of between 240 to 260 metres above sea level and a mere 4kms from the Atlantic Ocean. Strong south-easterly winds help control growth and crop yield. The Syrah vines flourish in granite soils, just as they do in most of the Northern Rhône appellations.

Ageing method:

19 months in French used oak barrels.

Winemaking process:

The grapes were hand-picked, cooled overnight and then processed the following morning. Grapes were not de-stemmed and were sorted to ensure that only the top-quality fruit was placed via gravity into the open-top wooden fermenters. The 100% whole bunch, natural fermentation started spontaneously by utilising the wild yeasts present on the fruit. The berries were punched down two to three times per day. Making sure not to break the stems too quickly and to slowly and softly extract the tannins, the wine was left on the skins for a total of 30 days before it was run off via gravity. The skins were then softly pressed, using a basket press and aged in older 600 litre French barrels for 19 months before bottling. The wine received no fining, which allowed the grape to be purely expressed in the wine. Only sulphur was added and no other additions, such as tartaric acid or enzymes were allowed.

Region:
Western Cape
Producer:
Volume:
0.75L
Vintage:
2016
Alcohol:
12.5%
:
8 - 10 years in the cellar.
Appellation
Appellation:
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape
Ageing tank:
Used French oak.

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