Lighthouse Collection Syrah 2017

Confident and stylish, the wine entices with potpouri, cinnamon, pepper, hints of olive tapenade and a light perfume of sandalwood. Centre to that is a solid midpalate with a rich yet fresh display of fruit set on tightly knit tannins to deliver a long, savoury finish. Nuances of rose petals and bitter-sweet liquorice linger to add that extra bit of character.

Its seductive personality makes it a great choice for hearty South African stews.
It’s underlying freshness cutting through rich and fatty flavours.
Try this with a venison potjie or pepper and honey-glazed pears.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Johan Fourie
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 14.6 % vol  rs : . g/l  pH : .  
type : Red  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Planted on contrasting slopes and soil types sets the bar for a layered and complex wine to arise from these Walker Bay Syrah vineyards. Poised on the shores of the Bot River Lagoon with vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, ensures a cool, temperate climate. Cool climate Syrah ripens slowly, allowing for longer hang time and subsequent structure and flavour development.

in the cellar : The grapes were cooled overnight followed by bunch and berry sorting. After cold maceration, the juice was allowed to warm up. To enhance the intrinsic qualities of Syrah, a combination of techniques were introduced. Alcoholic fermentation lasted eight days with gentle pump overs to encourage delicate flavour and colour extraction. The wine transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation to smooth out its edges.

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