Joubert Tradauw Syrah 2015

R1,044.00 per case of 6 bottles

 

Alcohol : 13.5%

Alt. & Orientation : 455m, South facing slope, 50km from Ocean

Soil Type & Rain : Karoo shale, well-drained clay,  300mm rain per annum. Drip irrigation

Climate : Continental: dry summer days with cool evenings. Cool ocean breezes flow freely into the valley & extend ripening.

Maceration : 3 days at 8 degrees Celcius

Fermentation : Hand-punched down, wild yeast (natural) for 12 days

Ageing : 14 months, 300L/500L French barrels, 30% news fill, 30% 3rdand 40%  4thfill

Production : 7 300 bottles

 

This is an excellent example of a fresh yet complex Syrah.  Matured for 14 months in French barrels.

This wine has a full and lively effect on the palate with a spicy cherry note and hint of guava. Earthy with soft tannins and good acidity followed by a lingering finish. Drink now through 2025.

A handsome companion to a beautiful piece of fillet, ostrich with cranberries and camembert or even a delicate and rich dessert like a chocolate soufflé.

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