Mellish Family Vineyards Bakenkop Syrah 2018
“An extremely limited Syrah from the Durbanville Wine Route.”
These 19 year old vines are located on the South-Facing slopes of Bakenkop on Welbeloond farm in Durbanville.
The grapes were hand-picked early in the morning and wild fermented in open top fermenters.
The wine was matured in older French oak barrels for 9 months.
No finning was implemented – only a very light filtration before bottling.
On the palate there is a good density of dark fruit with distinct black cherry.
As the wine evolves there are some floral notes and a red fruited elegance which appears on the finish.
Organically farmed since 2015, but not certified.
90 Points – WineMag
Only 150 bottles available