Avondale Samsara Syrah 2006

Soft wood and white pepper, wild berries and fynbos arrest the nose. Samsara is full, round and undeniably grape-tasting with hints of mulberry and plum, clove and cinnamon. This wine has a spectacular balance of tannin, fruit and oak across a lengthy palate.

Samsara means ''to flow on'' and pass through the states of life and death. This evolutionary journey through eternal birth and rebirth is how life develops consciousness and fulfillment. A wine deep in character, we named our incarnate Syrah Samsara, as it represents the perpetual renewal and revitalisation of Avondale's living system.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Avondale Farm
winemaker : Corne Marais
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 5.7 g/l  va : 0.52 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous   wooded organic
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink immediately or age up untill 2016.

in the vineyard : Viticulturist: Johnathan Grieve
Vineyards: organically grown vines that range from 10 to 15 years of age
Yield 4 - 8 tons per hectare

about the harvest: Samsara is made from Syrah grapes of organically-grown vines that range from 10 to 15 years in age. They provide low yields of 4 to 8 tons of healthy, balanced fruit.
The fruits were harvested in the early morning between 23 and 24 Balling.

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