BEAUMONT Dangerfield Syrah

R180.55

A complex wine from 3 different vineyard sites on our property. As the vines mature their metabolism slows and the grapes produce wines with greater complexity in fruit and structure. Good colour, spicy fruit and pepper on the nose and flavours of berry fruit with fine ripe tannins on the finish make this a full but elegant wine. 100% French oak and 25% of total in new barrels.This Syrah gets its name from a character in one of Raoul Beaumont’s favourite novels The Ginger Man written by JP Donleavy. When Sebastian was born Jayne and Raoul tried to use it as a middle name for him. Unfortunately, the grandparents revolted and vetoed the decision. Finally, a wine has received the honour.

Appellation Bot River | Walker Bay Bottles produced 8307 x 750ml bottles
Cultivar 100% Syrah Vineyard age 17 – 23 yrs
Yield 2-5 tons/ha Balling at harvest 21.5°- 23.5°Balling
ALC 13.03% TA 6.0g/L
RS 1.5g/L pH 3.60

Ratings and Reviews | Three and a half stars in Platter for this vintage. This a wine that offers great value and always over delivers on taste.

Food pairing | Spicy red meat, grilled pork or roasted lamb. Game such as springbok, ostrich, rabbit and venison, spices such as cumin and coriander enhanced the natural spice of this Shiraz.

Packaging | 750 ml screw cap

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Additional information

Wine Maker

Sebastian Beaumont

Vintage Conditions

2018 was a very unusual vintage. The intensity of the drought had a massive impact on the Syrah vines and produced tiny berries with very intense flavours and fresh acidity.

Vinification

Picked at 21.5° – 23.5° balling, crushed and cold soaked for 3 days to extract optimum colour and flavour. The different vineyards were fermented separately, with all portions undergoing a natural fermentation to add complexity to the final blend. 30- 40% whole bunches were added to the ferment. We handled the grapes very delicately to avoid over extraction. Malolactic fermentation in tank and then taken to barrel.

Maturation

20 months in barrel. 100% French oak and 25% of total new barrels.

Ageing Potential

8 – 10 years.