NGERINGA Syrah 2021 750mL
A vibrant Syrah featuring abundant, lifted perfume, fruit and spice. Light to medium bodied, fruit plum and sour cherries, yet savory and spicy with approachable tannins.
This wine is made from Syrah grown on our three vineyards. The east-facing Summit Vineyard, ranging between 330m and 368m above sea level, consisting of sandy loam over red-orange clay, sandstone and ironstone, Rufus Vineyard is west facing and 360m above sea level on rocky red ironstone and schist over clay. The Iluma Vineyard is at an altitude of 420m, west facing and planted on lean, textured soil of micaceous schist and ironstone over clay.
65% whole-bunch fermented; aged in predominantly older French barriques and puncheons for 10 months; small amounts of sulphur added at blending, just before bottling early in 2022. No enzymes, no fining, minimal filtration.
Closure: Stelvin screw cap
The wines of 2021 have come together beautifully after a near perfect growing season and vintage conditions. For the first time in a few years we had reasonable winter rains going into the spring of 2020 and also some good follow-up rains right into early summer.
There was no late season frost, no hail, and amazing weather conditions during flowering. We also had a much milder than average summer in 2021 with no severe heat spikes. This resulted in a perfectly long ripening season and optimal ripening conditions. It’s rare that amazing quality, concentration of flavour and finesse comes together with such generous quantity.
Truly an outstanding vintage.