Casa Simelia Syrah 2016
Bottling Date: 1 February 2018
Release Date: May 2018
Total Production: 2,484 bottles
2016 Growing Season
SINGLE BLOCK SIZE 1,1 HA
SOIL Decomposed Granite with traces of Table Mountain Sandstone
Vinification and Ageing
STYLE OF WINE:
Barrel Matured Red Wine
New French Oak | 3rd and 4th fill French Oak
Alcohol 14,5 % vol, Residual Sugar 1.3 gm/l, Total Acidity 5.80 gm/l, pH 3.52 The clusters were hand-picked into 18-kg crates and then selected and sorted by hand before destem, and finally softly crushed. All grapes come exclusively from our own single vineyard block situated on our farm at 250m altitude above sea level. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 26-30°C for 10 days, followed by 10-15 days of maceration on the skins. The malolactic fermentation took place mainly in French oak barrels, 10% new french oak, 30% first fill and 60% second, third and fourth fill barrels. The wine then remained in barrels, in temperature-controlled cellars for 18 months. After bottling, the wine aged a further 3 months prior to release.
This Syrah has a bold and spicy character with a very fruit driven nose. The palate offers an elegant touch of minerality and a lively vibrant finish.
A beautiful wine to be enjoyed with family and friends.