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Pillars 2013

R445.00 R350.00

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Description

Variety: 100% Stellenbosch Syrah

Harvest Data

Vintage detail:
Favorable, cool conditions prevailed from the pea bud stage to véraison, and December was characterized by less wind than usual. The advantages of these circumstances were less water usage by the plant, easier canopy management and less input required to manage vineyards.
The beginning of the ripening period was very hot, with the mercury spiking above 35°C for four days in mid-January. This was followed by the same conditions at the end of January and beginning of February.

Balling: 25.5
Production volume: 48 hl/ha
Hand Harvested: 100%


Winemaking

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: 14 Months
Fining: No Fining
Filtration: Coarse filtration prior to bottling
Bottled: January 2015


Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 14.86 vol%
RS: 2.9 g/l
pH: 3.61
Total acidity: 5.3g/l


Tasting Note

The Pillars Syrah vineyards always give a wine with a more feminine touch. The nose shows flavours of violets, sweet coffee, liquorice, black wine gums, plums and fruitcake. The palate is soft and velvety with coated fruit tannins balancing well with the hints of wood char on the taste. Suggested maturation for another 7 years.

Release Date: July 2017


Awards

  • 2007 – Tri Nations Trophy – WINNER OF FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN WINE TO ACHIEVE THAT
  • 2007 – 5* John Platter
  • 2008 – 5 * John Platter
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 – 5* John Platter
  • 2013 – Veritas GOLD/ Tim Atkin 90pts

Food Match

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


Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg