Edgebaston Syrah 2015

The aim with this wine has been to make a classic styled Syrah leaning more towards its European heritage. White pepper, violets, mulberry and smoky vanilla notes on the nose are backed up by a bracing freshness and dry, ripe tannins on the palate.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Edgebaston
winemaker : David Finlayson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.8 g/l  va : 0.56 g/l  so2 : 95 mg/l  fso2 : 33 mg/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  


Platter Guide 2015: 4 Star Platter
90 points: eRobert Parker 
Platinum: SAWi 2015 
Gold: Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards

ageing : A smoky, complex meat and spice character gives a long aftertaste that shows the promise of at least 5 to 8 years ageing before this wine reaches its optimum drinkability.

in the vineyard : Soil Type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay.

about the harvest: 

Mid-February to March 2013 in batches.

in the cellar : 

Bunches hand sorted and de-stemmed. In some tanks 5% stems added back to ferment. Fermentation in 6000 litre tanks. 3-4 pump-overs per day. 2 weeks maceration on skins. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Maturation period, 14 months in 225 and 300 litre barrels.

30 % New French Oak – Nevers, Allier; Medium Toasted 70% 2nd and 3rd Fill French Oak – Medium Toast

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