Hazendal Syrah 2017

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Grapes for the Hazendal Syrah 2017 are hand-harvested in small harvest crates during the cooler early morning hours to preserve the grape flavours. Each block is harvested at optimum phenolic ripeness. This is decided by the winemaker during regular tasting visits to each vineyard block. The grapes are cooled overnight and destemmed the next morning at 5-10°C. Berries are hand-sorted on a vibrating sorting table before they are taken to a stainless steel tank where cold maceration occurs for approximately 5 days. Blocks are kept separate for fermentation and vinification. 80% of the wine was aged in 500-litre French oak barrels (100% new), while the remainder was aged in Flexcubes for 20 months before fining and bottling took place. Bottled at 13.5%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: Juicy dark berry aromas such as blueberry and mulberry are met with spicy notes of white pepper. The nose is rich and meaty with subtle notes of smoked Parma ham.

Palate: The palate is fruit forward with lingering spice complementing the textured finish.

Finish: Fine powdery tannin with lingering notes of sweet spice.

Hazendal is a heritage farm and wine estate in Stellenbosch. For more than three centuries Hazendal has been a widely recognised Cape Winelands landmark. Nestled in the Bottelary Hills, it has transitioned from a humble grain and livestock operation in the 17th century, into a notable wine producer and premium lifestyle estate.