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Tokara Reserve Collection Syrah 2016

Tokara Reserve Collection Syrah 2016

The wine displays a stunning deep purple colour with a ruby red rim. The nose leads with notes of ripe blueberries and blackberries intermeshed with subtle clove spice. There are aromas of cedar and vanilla giving a beautiful perfume which supports the hint of blue violets emanating from the glass. The palate is classy and refined with rich dark fruit and a silky mid-palate. 
The wine leaves one with a dry chalky finish with a hint of a pepper spice.

Grilled lamb cutlets with rosemary, venison stew or even suckling pig.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Miles Mossop
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.36 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 5.4 g/l  va : 0.58 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


2018 Tim Atkin SA Special Report - 93 points
Old Mutual Trophy Show - Gold Medal

ageing : Best drunk before 2023.

The average yield is around 10 t/ha. The grapes were hand- picked on the 17th and 20th of February. The grapes are picked at optimum flavour and phenolic ripeness with sugars of between 23.5 to 24.5 brix and acidities around 6.0 g/l.

in the vineyard : This wine is 100% Shiraz from a single block made up of two clones, which make our most expressive Syrah. This block is located on our Tokara farm on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain just outside of Stellenbosch.

about the harvest: The average yield is around 10 t/ha. The grapes are picked at optimum flavour and phenolic ripeness with sugars of between 23.5 to 24.5 degrees brix and acidities around 6.0 g/l.

The grapes are hand picked.

in the cellar : 

The grapes are hand picked and loaded into a cold store where they are chilled down to approximately 6 degrees Celsius. 25% of the grapes are first loaded whole bunch into the tank. The remainder of the grapes were de-stemmed and crushed directly into tanks for fermentation without the use of pumps. There is a period of cold maceration for up to five days before the fermentation starts spontaneously (without the use of selected yeast strains). The fermentation took place in wooden upright (foudre) fermenters. Pump-overs, délastage and punching down of the cap were implemented twice a day for extraction until fermentation was completed. The tanks were given maceration post fermentation if the quality and tannin profile of the wine warranted it. The wine was put to barrel for malolactic fermentation after which it were racked, sulphured and put back to barrel for a further maturation. The wine spent a total of 20 months in 27% new French oak demi muid barrels and the rest being older French barrels. There are minimal rackings during maturation. The wine matures on the gross lees for around 10 months after which it is racked at the time of blending. The wine is then matured for a further 12 months (total of 22 months) before being racked again just before bottling. 

The wine was bottled unfiltered and without fining in January 2018.
4066 bottles were produced.

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