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Syrah 2017

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The Saxenburg Private Collection Shiraz 2016 has a beautiful nose of black cherries, red berries and a hint of pepper and spice. The palate is seamless – the tannin dense, but finely grained. Hints of oak are beautifully integrated and only adds to the incredible complexity.  A note of crushed granite and floral elements brings freshness to the palate that finishes with sweet spice.

This is the first vintage labelled as Syrah and not Shiraz. This reflects the efforts in the vineyard and winery to strive for greater elegance and balance while staying true to the heritage of Saxenburg.

Limited Pre-Release: 

Only 70 bottles are available.


This extraordinary wine has been stored and matured under optimal conditions in our Vinotéque, for you to get the very best out of your fine wine experience.

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Description

Tasting Notes

The Saxenburg Private Collection Shiraz 2016 has a beautiful nose of black cherries, red berries and a hint of pepper and spice. The palate is seamless – the tannin dense, but finely grained. Hints of oak are beautifully integrated and only adds to the incredible complexity.  A note of crushed granite and floral elements brings freshness to the palate that finishes with sweet spice.

 

This is the first vintage labelled as Syrah and not Shiraz. This reflects the efforts in the vineyard and winery to strive for greater elegance and balance while staying true to the heritage of Saxenburg.

 

Food Pairing

This elegant wine is best complimented by game or full-flavoured meat dishes.

 

Awards 

Top 10 – WineMag Shiraz Report 2020
Silver Medal – Decanter Wine Awards 2020

 

Acknowledgements 

Additional information

Vintage:

2017

Cultivar:

100% Shiraz

Cellaring Potential:

Drinking beautifully on release, but will reward cellaring for 10 or more years.

Alc:

14.5%

TA:

6.2 g/l

pH:

3.63

RS:

3.0 g/l

Appellation:

Stellenbosch

Terroir:

Various blocks with South-Western, Western and Northern aspects. Decomposed granite, with differing amounts of clay, gravel and sand.

Vinification Details:

Various parcels, within 3 estate vineyards, were picked separately. Grapes were crushed and destemmed and fermented in open-top tanks, with a combination of four punch downs and pump-overs daily. Some portions were left on the skin for an additional 3 weeks, before spontaneous
MLF in tank. As soon as MLF was completed the various parcels were racked into barrels.

Oak maturation: 300 liter oak barrels, 18% new French oak.

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