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Foothills Vineyards Syrah 2020

Foothills Vineyards Syrah 2020

R130,00

Deep ruby colour. First impression is of spice, some freshly ground pepper, prosciutto, hint of scrub, then the fruit emerges, dark plums and cherries, perfectly ripe. There’s a lovely combination of fruit and savoury, gets the balance right, showcasing the variety without becoming showy or brash. The texture is plush, smooth and round, luscious, a wine very easy to like. The finish is long, packed with flavour, could handle rich dishes like casseroles, spicy meat dishes.

Specifications

SKU: FOO-003
Alcohol Volume: 14%
Sugar G/L: 2.9 G/L
Winery: Foothills
Type of wine: Red Wine
Cultivar: Syrah/Shiraz
Food Pairing: Meat, Pasta, Poultry

More Information

In the cellar

Grapes are handpicked at 22.5° to 23° Balling in the morning when the weather is cooler, and placed in small lug boxes which reduces compaction and damage to the fruit. The grapes are then hand sorted on sorting tables. The wine lay for 12 months in 100% French Oak barrels of which 20% were new wood and the balance being 2nd and 3rd fill barrels. Only 225 litre barrels for this Syrah was used.

In the vineyard

Located in the foothills of thetowering Helderberg mountains, a mere 6km from False Bay and within sight of the Atlantic Ocean, these relatively high altitude vineyards enjoy the full benefit of cooling sea breezes and rolling ocean mists. The southern sloping, well-drained sand, gravel and granitic clay soils contribute to an ideal terroir promoting a natural balance between the vigour of the young vines and their yields.

Ageing

This wine will drink well now, however, can be aged for 10 years from vintage if stored in the correct conditions.

Cultivar

100% Shiraz

Food Pairing

Elegant, supple and streamlined, it nevertheless has a firm enough savoury finish to handle rich dishes, or ensure good ageing potential.

Awards and Recognition

Veritas Gold, 2019
3 stars at the Diners Club Platters Guide

About the Wine Estate

Klein Welmoed Guesthouse and Home of Foothills Vineyards and Olive Groves, set in the heart of the Cape Winelands, has become a top destination offering accommodation and a home base for many a traveller with facilities for conferences, functions and weddings.

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