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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Mullineux

Region:

South Africa

Appellation:

Swartland

Grape Type:

Syrah/Shiraz

Iron, Syrah, Swartland, 2017

6x75cl £315.00

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Tasting Note:

From a single 18 year old vineyard, organically and dry-farmed, on the rolling iron-rich hills west of Malmesbury. This “kaffieklip” terroir produces wines of broadness and generosity in the mid-palate. Harvested at a mere 18 hl/ha. Fermented with whole bunches in open top 500L barrels and kept on the skins for 4 weeks. Just one punch down per day ensures soft, gentle extractions, followed by a 12 months aging in 500L oak, 25% new, then a further 9 months in 2nd fill oak foudre and finally 9 months in bottle before release. Just 2520 bottles were produced. Velvety rich black fruit, dark berries and winter spices, mouthcoating and alluring with mouthcoating tannins and a subtle, whispering acidity. Very long on the finish. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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