Erika O Syrah Grenache Noir Cinsault 2016
Syrah from 15-year-old vineyards in Firgrove planted on decomposed granite soils and a 7-year-old vineyard in Voor Paardeberg planted on granite soils. Grenache Noir from Voor Paardeberg planted on granite soils. Cinsault from dryland farmed 25-year-old bush vines in Firgrove Stellenbosch planted on granitic soils.
Shiraz adds the fresh red berry fruit, spices and structure; the Grenache Noir lends fresh fruit, elegance and structure, while the Cinsault contributes brighter fruit, acidity and freshness.
Matured in 1st to 4th fill in 300l and 500l French oak barrels for 12 months.
This impressive red blend of 53 % Syrah, 28 % Grenache Noir and 19 % Cinsault showcases the remarkable fruit intensity, freshness and elegance of these distinctive varietals. The nose is alluringly perfumed, showing vibrant aromatics of red cherries, cassis, liquorice, pepper spice and black olives. Multi-dimensional and multi-layered, the palate delivers a textured mouthfeel and silky smooth finish.