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Reyneke, Biodynamic Syrah 2018

(2 reviews)

An intense and complex Stellenbosch Syrah made by Johan Reyneke, Tim Atkin’s 2020 South African Grower of the year.

This wine was produced biodynamically from organically grown grapes giving a fresh and vibrant wine with layers of fruit, white pepper spice and dried rosemary.

92pts | Tim Atkin

£17.00

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Stellenbosch

Shiraz / Syrah

LightFull Bodied

Description

Winemakers notes

“A perfumed nose with upfront white pepper, spice and red cherry aromatics. Followed by undertones of rosemary and lavender. The palate is fresh and vibrant with juicy tannins and a well balanced structure. Layers of fruit, spice and dry herbs give an elegant and well-refined wine with a lasting finish. Drink now or until 2025.

After being hand-harvested, the Syrah grapes are hand sorted before being processed into Nomblot concrete tanks for alcoholic fermentation. 30% of the grapes are left whole bunch, although the berries on the stalks get crushed to avoid carbonic fermentation at the bottom of the tank. The remaining 70% of grapes are destemmed before the single berries are pumped over the crushed whole clusters. Spontaneous, natural fermentation occurs with minimal and measured punch downs and pump overs. After the alcoholic fermentation is complete the wine gets pressed off the skins, before natural malolactic fermentation occurs in older French casks and larger 2500L Foudres. The wine ages for 14 months in oak and another 3 months in stainless steel to harmonise after final assemblage. Bottle ageing of 8 months occurs, before the final product is released.”

Additional information

Grape

Shiraz / Syrah

Vintage

2018

Wine Farm

Alcohol

13%

A great match for a hearty beef stew, lamb skewers or grilled eggplant.

2 reviews for Reyneke, Biodynamic Syrah 2018

  1. Tim Atkin | 92pts

    “Made with fruit from two parcels on granite soils, this deeply coloured Syrah shows the
    class of the Polkadraai area for this classic Rhône variety. Firm, sinewy and complex, it has notes of fresh blood and fynbos, sappy tannins and layered black cherry and blackberry fruit. 2022-28”

    Tim Atkin 2020 SA Report

  2. Platter’s | 94pts

    “Tightly coiled 2018, with distinct white pepper spicing. Darker-toned ripe fruit but fresh, showcasing benefits of biodynamic farming in challenging years. As previous, some whole bunches, & old-oak matured 14 months, enhancing dry chalky impression. Deserves ageing.”

    Platter’s 2021

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