Syrah Reserve, Trizanne Signature Wines 2013
Harvested from three vineyards in Elim, each from a different clone, on soils varying from shale, gravel and decomposed granite also known as Koffieklip, the 2013 Syrah is a beautiful example of cool-climate Syrah and a great counterpoint to the more commonly found warm-climate Syrah in South Africa. Minimal intervention was used during the winemaking process. After de-stemming, wine fermented in open-top containers and benefitted from daily punch-downs. The wine then spent 14 months in old 225L French oak and was bottled in winter 2014. A youthful wine at this stage, coiled and benefitting from time in the glass or a decanter. Christian Eedes. "The nose is delicately complex. Red and black fruit, lavender, cured meat, a touch of oak spice.