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False Bay Old School Syrah

2018

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The Basics

Type

Red Wine

Country

South Africa

Region

Stellenbosch

ABV

14.5%

Vintage

2018

Size

75cl

Grape

Shiraz/Syrah

Suitable For

Vegans, Vegetarians

£7.90

3 in stock

The Details

In a Nutshell

Old School Syrah is not a jam-soup with oak-chips added for mocha flavour.

Tasting Notes

Wild yeast fermentation, low yields and ageing in large French oak foudre are what defines this savoury and appealing Syrah. Full yet elegant with bramble fruits and also some earth and meaty aromas. The palate is structured and elegant with fine tannins and a refreshing natural acidity.

Grape Blend

100%

Syrah

Production Notes

The grapes for False Bay Old School Syrah stem primarily from two vineyards in Stellenbosch. The attraction to these coastal, vineyards were the cooler temperatures and low yields of small, naturally balanced and concentrated berries. Made by Waterkloof's talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard. Balanced grapes are hand harvested, fermented spontaneously with wild yeast (a small portion whole-bunch) and then raised in large wooden casks (or 'foudre' en Francais). No additions other than sulphur as a preservative. Grown, made and bottled in South Africa. Vegan friendly wine. False Bay - Real Wine - Coastal Vineyards, Sustainably Farmed, Hand Picked, Naturally Crafted, Wild Ferment, Cask Aged.

Producer - False Bay Vineyards

Established by Paul Boutinot, False Bay Vineyards is a company that has grown out of many years of involvement in South Africa, which began at a time when their wines and potential was just being recognised. With knowledge and respect within the South African wine industry, Paul Boutinot has been able to source top quality grapes for the False Bay range. First discovered by sailors confusing it for Table Bay to the north, False Bay has long been a haven for those navigating the treacherous Cape of Good Hope. The cool coastal breeze which sweeps off the Indian Ocean tempers the ripening process, extend the growing season and produce expressive wines with more precise varietal characters and purity. These lifted aromas make the wines accessible, perfectly balanced and full flavoured.

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The Basics

Type

Red Wine

Country

South Africa

Region

Stellenbosch

ABV

14.5%

Vintage

2018

Size

75cl

Grape

Shiraz/Syrah

Suitable For

Vegans, Vegetarians

£7.90

3 in stock