Reyneke Reserve Red 2016

Reyneke Reserve Red 2016

A wonderfully perfumed nose with hints of blackcurrant, cherries, white pepper and thyme. The palate is intense, with layers of flavor. Fynbos, spice, black cherries and pepper notes complement each other in this regard. Ultimately this wine is fresh, elegant and has loads of finesse which compliments it’s complexity and depth.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Syrah ]
winery : Reyneke Wines
winemaker : Nuschka de Vos
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.83  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : 0  taste : 0   wooded organic
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Start drinking in 2 years’ time, but cellaring will reward drinker with an ageing potential of 10 years or more.

in the vineyard : The grapes come from a south eastern facing block on the farm.

in the cellar : The 2016 Reserve Red consists of 100% Syrah. The fermentation involved 35% whole clusters, crushed by foot in concrete fermentation tanks and the remaining grapes were bunch selected and destemmed over the crushed whole clusters. Spontaneous fermentation occurs with minimal punch downs and pump overs. The wine is pressed into 2nd fill French barrique for secondary fermentation. Elevage is for a total of 20 months in oak with a single rack and return after 6 months

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