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Remhoogte Reserve Syrah

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Remhoogte Reserve Syrah

£31.99

Only 4 barrels made, specific rows at the highest points in the vineyards are selected for their Reserve range of wines, which shows off what Remhoogte can do with their best fruit. Sat on decomposed Table Mountain soils, the vines have perfect conditions of exposed sunlight with a prevailing ocean breeze to keep them cool.

Single vineyard Syrah/Shiraz at it’s best, it is an intense and perfect example of this grape. Long, and complex, it is initially atypical Syrah “pepper bomb” in the mouth, but develops into a backbone of blackberry with overtones of liquorice; think of sweet black fruits with a touch of savoury white pepper. The tannins are very fine and well integrated, finishing the concentrated journey with a long-lasting, refreshing acidity.

This is wine to be savoured now, but will also age 5-10 years easily, and beyond. It will also benefit from at least 30 minutes of breathing (or decanting) when opening.

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  • Description

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    Tasting Notes
    Only 4 barrels made, specific rows at the highest points in the vineyards are selected for their Reserve range of wines, which shows off what Remhoogte can do with their best fruit. Sat on decomposed Table Mountain soils, the vines have perfect conditions of exposed sunlight with a prevailing ocean breeze to keep them cool.

    Single vineyard Syrah/Shiraz at it’s best, it is an intense and perfect example of this grape. Long, and complex, it is initially atypical Syrah “pepper bomb” in the mouth, but develops into a backbone of blackberry with overtones of liquorice; think of sweet black fruits with a touch of savoury white pepper. The tannins are very fine and well integrated, finishing the concentrated journey with a long-lasting, refreshing acidity.

    This is wine to be savoured now, but will also age 5-10 years easily, and beyond. It will also benefit from at least 30 minutes of breathing (or decanting) when opening.

    Grape(s): Syrah
    ABV: 14.5%

    About the supplier:

    Founded in 1812, Remhoogte (Dutch for ‘Brake Heights’) is situated on the steep South Western slopes of the famous Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch. The story starts with the land bearing not fruit, but a very, very large diamond. The diamond found on the land was one of the largest ever found on the earth, and who else would have purchased it but the Queen of England. The diamond was named the Remhoogte diamond and now sits firmly set in the queen’s crown and staff as part of the history of the Commonwealth and the British link with South Africa.

    It was the Remhootge diamond that changed the family’s trajectory, being able to invest and have the necessary capital. That said, the complex Remhoogte soils are over 250 million years old, some of the oldest of any wine region in the world, resulting in wines rich in character and authenticity with a unique sense of place. This is a true family business run by two second-generation brothers Chris and Rob, taking over the running of the business from their parents Murray and Juliet Boustred.

    With the soils, slopes and terroir being perfectly suited for the production of top end red wines the focus is on Bordeaux varietals as well as South Africa’s own Pinotage. On the white wines the focus is on Chenin Blanc produced from old vines, a cultivar that performs incredibly well in this region.

    Everything is done by hand in the vineyards and cellar with the help of eight families who live and work on the estate. The philosophy in the vineyards and cellar is to interfere as little as possible during the grape growing and winemaking process, farming for the future generations so sustainability is key to ensure the health of the soils and vineyards continues.

  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Country

    South Africa

    Grape

    Shiraz, Syrah

    Sustainability

    Organically Farmed, Vegan-Friendly

    Wine Club

    Wine Club

    Wine Type

    Red

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