Casa Simelia Syrah 2017
Bottling Date: 25 June 2018
Release Date: September 2018
Total Production: 5,963 bottles
2017 Growing Season
SINGLE BLOCK SIZE 1,1 HA
PLANTED 1980 + 2014
SOIL Decomposed Granite with traces of Table Mountain Sandstone
Vinification and Ageing
Barrel Matured Red Wine
New French Oak | 3rd and 4th fill French Oak
Alcohol 14,5 % vol, Residual Sugar 2.1 gm/l, Total Acidity 5.40 gm/l, pH 3.63 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, 30% new and 70% second, third and fourth filled 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 bold and spice-driven wine with elegant touches of minerality, offers a harmony of freshness. Flavours of black fruit and ground white peppercorns follow through to a vibrant finish.
A beautiful wine to be enjoyed with family and friends.