Pillars 2018


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Variety: 100% Stellenbosch Syrah

Harvest Data

Vintage detail:
The 2018 vintage was the first vintage after 2015 that has the potential to be exceptional. Growing season was cooler than usual yet there was a reasonable amount of rain at the right time. This resulted in berries packed full of colour and flavour with grapes reaching optimal ripeness before any of the vines stressed too much.

Balling: 24
Production volume: 55 hl/ha
Hand Harvested: 100%


Whole berries: 100%
De-stemmed: 100%
Fermentation vessel: Open Fermenter
Fermentation: Native yeast
Barrel Type: 300L French oak barrels from Burgundy coopers
New Barrel%: 30%
Maturation: 18 Months
Fining: No Fining                                                                                                                                                                    Filtration: Coarse filtration prior to bottling

Bottled:  February 2022                                                                                                                                                      

Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 14.33 vol%
RS: 2.9 g/l
pH: 3.53
Total acidity: 5.4 g/l

Tasting Note

Notes of forest berries and liquorice dominate the nose with slight notes of violates and slight smokiness from the oak. The palade has a grip yet velvety with coated fruit tannins balancing well with the hints of wood char on the taste. Wine drinks well now but can easily age for another 15 years.


Food Match

Roast beef, barbeque, spareribs, duck, aged hard cheeses

Additional information

Additional information

Weight 1,5 kg
Dimensions 26,5 × 18 × 30 cm