Ridgelands Syrah 2009
“Rare cool-climate single-plot Syrah, remarkable texture and finesse, still youthful after 9 years.”
The fruit that is selected is of pure superiority being French clone SH22 which allows the wine to express more fruity characteristics and a clone from Argentina called the SH 9 which provides beautiful body and backbone to the wine. Cool-climate Syrah’s are a rare thing, and drink very differently to warmer climate Syrah’s which are bigger and bolder. The vineyard site along the banks of the Palmiet River allows for perfect Syrah fruit, without a rush to harvest due to spiking sugar levels thus always delivering on elegance and finesse
The wine is aged in a carefully selected collection of barrels ranging from American, French, Hungarian and New oak. The overall balance between fruit and well-rounded tannins combined with good barrel use makes for a truly memorable wine.