Jardin The Prospector Syrah 2018
BLEND: 100% Syrah
Total Acid: 6.3g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.1g/l
APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
SOIL: Decomposed granite (Hutton and Glenrosa soil form).
ASPECT: West-facing, overlooking Cape Town and Table Mountain.
AGE OF VINES: 31 years old
CLONES: SH99 and SH1.
The Prospector Syrah, acknowledging the massive public support the winery received in the campaign to save the Cape Winelands from a recent application to prospect and mine various minerals.
The gold rush of the 1800s led to the discovery of tin in the gravels underlying the Syrah vineyards. The allure of wealth was fleet-ing as the prospector dug over the soils for the vigneron. Notes of peppered charcuterie, chipotle and red fruits are in abundance with a medium-bodied framework that lends itself to a variety of meat-based dishes and cooking techniques.
Between 23rd and 27th of March 2018.
SH99 and SH1.
WINEMAKING & MATURATION
Fermentation between 26-28°C and gentle pressing retains the intensity of the spicy fruit flavours. Malolactic fermentation was completed in French and American oak barrels where the wine was matured for a total of 16 months.