Casa Simelia Syrah 2015

Casa Simelia Syrah 2015

Casa Simelia Syrah 2015

Origin: Wellington

SOLD OUT
Syrah 100%

Bottling Date: 11 July 2016

Release Date: February 2017

Total Production: 3,900 bottles

2015 Growing Season
The winter of 2014 will be remembered for the start of a drought that would last for some years. Even though the rainfall in the Western Cape was significantly lower than previous years it was still perfectly adequate for our vineyards. The vineyards rested well during the colder months and interestingly started budding a bit sooner than previous seasons. Our teams suckered the vineyards to ensure all energy would go into grape formation and ripening. The meticulous vineyard management during the growing season enabled excellent health of our vines. Harvest 2015 will be remembered for the marked increase in crop yields and due to the warm summer an earlier than usual harvest at the end of January and beginning February. Our teams worked harder than ever before to harvest the high yield and to select only the best bunches. A beautiful wine was produced marked by freshness and elegance.
Vineyards

SINGLE BLOCK SIZE 1,1 HA

PLANTED 1980

SOIL Decomposed Granite with traces of Table Mountain Sandstone

Vinification and Ageing
STYLE OF WINE:
Barrel Matured Red Wine

WOOD MATURATION:
New French Oak | 3rd and 4th fill French Oak

ANALYSIS:
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, 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

Tasting Notes

A refreshing and fruit-driven spicy Syrah from the beautiful mountain slopes of Wellington, historically known for its special terroir for Syrah, where cool nights and warm days prevail.

A vibrant yet typical, light peppery wine with hints of eucalyptus with traces of earthy minerality unique to the granite and sandstone region. A delightful wine to be enjoyed for any occasion from our single vineyard.

Accolades
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Casa Simelia Syrah 2016

Casa Simelia Syrah 2016

Casa Simelia Syrah 2016

Origin: Wellington

SOLD OUT
Syrah 100%

Bottling Date: 1 February 2018

Release Date: May 2018

Total Production: 2,484 bottles

2016 Growing Season
The ongoing drought in the Western Cape was evident with the very low rainfall we experienced in the winter of 2015. The summer started to pick up the pace in November, which then saw the temperatures sore into the 40’s during December and January. This incredibly hot and dry summer season was challenging for many grape farmers. We have the good fortune that our water supply was very adequate and with excellent vineyard management our vineyards performed very well. The harvest was earlier than usual, yet yielded higher than 2015. The quality of the grapes was very good. Interestingly the 2016 vintage is remembered for its delicate and elegant flavours compared to the bolder flavours from 2015. Both our single vineyard Syrah block, as well as the Merlot block was harvested by hand. The grapes were then sorted by hand on the sorting table, ensuring only the best grapes are used for our wines.
Vineyards

SINGLE BLOCK SIZE 1,1 HA

PLANTED 1980

SOIL Decomposed Granite with traces of Table Mountain Sandstone

Vinification and Ageing

STYLE OF WINE:
Barrel Matured Red Wine

WOOD MATURATION:
New French Oak | 3rd and 4th fill French Oak

ANALYSIS:
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.

Tasting Notes

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.

Accolades
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Casa Simelia Syrah 2017

Casa Simelia Syrah 2017

Casa Simelia Syrah 2017

Origin: Wellington

SOLD OUT
Syrah 100%

Bottling Date: 25 June 2018

Release Date: September 2018

Total Production: 5,963 bottles

2017 Growing Season
Following a very dry season during 2016, the grape harvest in general was higher in the Cape Winelands. Interestingly the summer was hot, but since we experienced cooler nights throughout the growing season, it greatly assisted the grapes during the ingoing drought. Even though our water supply was adequate, we managed the water usage very carefully to assist the ripening process of the grapes. The dry conditions were favourable in the sense that there were no diseases present in the vineyards. The grape berries were also a bit smaller than usual which also provided amazing flavour concentration and a beautiful colour to our wines. Harvest time was a bit cooler than previous years, which then created the ideal conditions for a truly exceptional vintage.
Vineyards

SINGLE BLOCK SIZE 1,1 HA

PLANTED 1980 + 2014

SOIL Decomposed Granite with traces of Table Mountain Sandstone

Vinification and Ageing
STYLE OF WINE:
Barrel Matured Red Wine

WOOD MATURATION:
New French Oak | 3rd and 4th fill French Oak

ANALYSIS:
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.

Tasting Notes

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.

Accolades
4 **** Platter’s Wine Guide
Casa Simelia Syrah 2018

Casa Simelia Syrah 2018

Casa Simelia Syrah 2018

Origin: Wellington

IN STOCK
Syrah 100%

Bottling Date: 2 October 2019

Release Date: May 2020

Total Production: 7,051 bottles

2018 Growing Season
The drought, which hampered the Cape, was probably the worst in over 100 years. The Cape experienced serious water shortages and restrictions were put in place to manage the water reserves. The harvest season for most wine farmers was very challenging due to the drought and water restrictions. In general, the wine industry experienced a dip in production for the 2018 vintage, but with good quality. Fortunately our farm water reserves were more than adequate for our three vineyard blocks. They received enough water throughout the growing season and they were disease-free due to the dry conditions. Our yield increased from the previous year, but it must also be mentioned that our young Syrah block was in full swing, which produced an exceptional yield and quality.
Vineyards

SINGLE BLOCK SIZE 1,1 HA

PLANTED 1980 + 2014

SOIL Decomposed Granite with traces of Table Mountain Sandstone

Vinification and Ageing
STYLE OF WINE:
Barrel Matured Red Wine

WOOD MATURATION:
New French Oak | 3rd and 4th fill French Oak

ANALYSIS:
Alcohol 14,5 % vol, Residual Sugar 2.2 gm/l, Total Acidity 5.20 gm/l, pH 3.53 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 and 60% second, third and fourth filled barrels. The wine then remained in barrels, in temperature-controlled cellars for 12 months. After bottling, the wine aged a further 6 months prior to release.

Tasting Notes

A fruit-driven wine with touches of spice. Barrel-matured for 12 months in French oak. The refreshing palate offers a lovely finish with fine acidity.

A beautiful wine to be enjoyed with family and friends.

Accolades
Release Date: June 2020
Casa Simelia Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Casa Simelia Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Casa Simelia Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Origin: Wellington

IN STOCK
Merlot 80% | Cabernet Sauvignon 20%

Bottling Date: 1 October 2019

Release Date: May 2020

Total Production: 6,799 bottles

2018 Growing Season
The drought, which hampered the Cape, was probably the worst in over 100 years. The Cape experienced serious water shortages and restrictions were put in place to manage the water reserves. The harvest season for most wine farmers was very challenging due to the drought and water restrictions. In general, the wine industry experienced a dip in production for the 2018 vintage, but with good quality. Fortunately our farm water reserves were more than adequate for our three vineyard blocks. They received enough water throughout the growing season and they were disease-free due to the dry conditions. Our yield increased from the previous year, but it must also be mentioned that our young Syrah block was in full swing, which produced an exceptional yield and quality.
Vineyards

SINGLE BLOCK MERLOT AND CABERNET SAUVIGNON

SIZE 1,14 HA + 1,01 HA

PLANTED 1996 + 2003

SOIL Decomposed Granite with traces of Table Mountain Sandstone

Vinification and Ageing
STYLE OF WINE:
Barrel Matured Red Wine

WOOD MATURATION:
New French Oak | 3rd and 4th fill French Oak

ANALYSIS:
Alcohol 14,5 % vol, Residual Sugar 2.8 gm/l, Total Acidity 5.70 gm/l, pH 3.58 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 200m 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 and 60% second, third and fourth filled barrels. The wine then remained in barrels, in temperature-controlled cellars for 12 months. After bottling, the wine aged a further 6 months prior to release.

Tasting Notes

A well-balanced blend with fine structure and lingering after taste. The wine is characteristic of soft fruits with gentle, velvety tannins.

A beautiful wine to be enjoyed with family and friends.

Accolades
Release Date: July 2020
Casa Simelia Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Casa Simelia Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Casa Simelia Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Origin: Wellington

SOLD OUT

Merlot 80% | Cabernet Sauvignon 20%

Bottling Date: 25 June 2018

Release Date: September 2018

Total Production: 6,446 bottles

2017 Growing Season
Following a very dry season during 2016, the grape harvest in general was higher in the Cape Winelands. Interestingly the summer was hot, but since we experienced cooler nights throughout the growing season, it greatly assisted the grapes during the ingoing drought. Even though our water supply was adequate, we managed the water usage very carefully to assist the ripening process of the grapes. The dry conditions were favourable in the sense that there were no diseases present in the vineyards. The grape berries were also a bit smaller than usual which also provided amazing flavour concentration and a beautiful colour to our wines. Harvest time was a bit cooler than previous years, which then created the ideal conditions for a truly exceptional vintage.
Vineyards

SINGLE BLOCK MERLOT AND CABERNET SAUVIGNON

SIZE 1,14 HA + 1,01 HA

PLANTED 1996 + 2003

SOIL Decomposed Granite with traces of Table Mountain Sandstone

Vinification and Ageing
STYLE OF WINE:
Barrel Matured Red Wine

WOOD MATURATION:
New French Oak | 3rd and 4th fill French Oak

ANALYSIS:
Alcohol 14,5 % vol, Residual Sugar 2.1 gm/l, Total Acidity 5.20 gm/l, pH 3.61 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 200m 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 12 months. After bottling, the wine aged a further 3 months prior to release.

Tasting Notes

A perfectly balanced fruity wine with rich black cherry truffle flavours and hints of violets. This generous voluptuous wine has been created for immediate enjoyment.

A beautiful wine to be enjoyed with family and friends.

Accolades
4 **** Platter’s Wine Guide
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