Harvested from the lovely vineyards of Elim on soils varying from shale, gravel and Ferricrete also known as Koffieklip, minimal intervention throughout the winemaking process created a beautiful medium-bodied red. The 2019 Syrah is a great example of cool-climate Syrah and a great counterpoint to the more commonly found warm-climate Syrah in South Africa. After de-stemming the wine fermented naturally in open-top fermenters and benefitted from daily punch-downs. The wine then spent 11 months in new and older French oak and was bottled in December 2019. The wine was made in a natural way, with only sulphur additions.
Old Mutual Trophy