Waterkloof Syrah, WO Stellenbosch - Boutinot
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Waterkloof Syrah, WO Stellenbosch 2020

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Waterkloof

The third release under the Waterkloof label is an elegant, northern Rhone-ish Syrah with lovely purity of crushed red berry fruit. Supple and plush but built to last.

Meet the producer

Founded by Paul Boutinot in 2004, Waterkloof is a family-owned farm using organic practices. The farm is perched high...

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Production

Hand-picked and hand-sorted. Whole bunch, wild yeast ferment in old, open-top, French oak foudres. Foot-treading and manual punch-downs followed by 24 months ageing in old 600l French oak barrels. No additions other than sulphur. 2784 bottles of 2020 produced.

Tasting notes

A lifted, expressive, red berry nose with white pepper, dried herbs and lightly smoky notes. Full and fleshy on the palate with fresh plum and blackberry leading to a layered, savoury finish with fine tannins enveloped by ripe, textured fruit.

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