Dornier Siren Syrah 2015

Dornier Siren Syrah 2015

Again he had been dreaming of the mysterious woman with the black hair. He could not see her face, but heard her calling him by a strange name in a warm singing voice. She smelled of wild herbs, ripe fruits and violets. Her presence was rousing. He woke in wild excitement and put on canvas what had been his dream.

This Syrah pairs well with lamb, beef and bobotjie due to its spicy edge. It will also go well with Moroccan-spiced chicken dishes, roasted baby vegetables and barbequed meat.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Syrah ]
winery : Dornier Wines
winemaker : Philip van Staden
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 5.9 g/l  va : 0.57 g/l  
type : Red  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The grapes for Dornier Siren Syrah come from a vineyard on the slopes of Simonsberg in Stellenbosch. The vines are planted on deep red soils. The vineyard is north east facing, but because of the proximity to the Simonsberg the first rays of sunlight only reach this vineyard later in the mornings due to the mountain shadow. During the summer months the vineyard is kept cool and healthy by the prevailing South Easterly winds.

in the cellar : The grapes were fermented in open, stainless steel tanks. Pump overs were done twice daily to extract optimum fruit flavours and tannin. After primary alcoholic fermentation the wines underwent malolactic fermentation followed by 15 months ageing in second and third fill French oak barrels to retain the delicate fruit flavours of the wine.

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