The vines are planted on De Liefde farm in the Breedekloof Valley (Wolseley).
Vine age – 17 years
Vine density – 3 500
Vines per hectare
Yield – 8 tons per hectare
Micro irrigation takes place before harvest. Vines are planted 1.30 meters apart to create density as that the vine can compete for nutrients feeding, what would create a concentrated fruit.
Intensive leaf and shoot management in October allows for even ripeness and shady fruit concentration development.
Grapes were picked at 23.5° Brix
Grapes had two weeks skin-contact in open fermenters. Skins and juice were mixed daily. After fermentation, the skins were pressed with 1.2 bars of pressure. Using only dried yeast, fermentation occurred over a two week period with the wine spending 16 months in new and second fill small French oak barrels.
· Alcohol: 13% Vol
· Total acid: 6.02 g/l
· Residual sugar: 2.1 g/l
· pH: 3.63
· Brix@harvest: 23.5°
Bizoe Estalet Syrah 2008 – Wine Spectator Magazine 91pionts
Bizoe Estalet Syrah 2009 – Wine Enthusiast Magazine 91 points
Bizoe Estalet Syrah 2010 – Wine Spectator Magazine 91 points
Bizoe Estalet Syrah 2011 – John Platter Guide 4 stars