Syrah – 100%
The Syrah grapes hail from multiple blocks from our farm in Constantia.
Soil type Oakleaf / Clovelly / Avalon
Trellising Elongated Perold
Age of vines 15 – 21 years
Pruning Spur 2 – bud
Yield 8 ton/ha
Rootstock 101 – 14 MGT; Richter 110
The grapes were hand-picked at an average of 22 degrees balling in the early morning in mid-February.
They were whole-bunch pressed with a champagne pressing cycle to extract a pale and delicate juice.
The Syrah juices were fermented separately. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks to retain freshness and protect the primary characteristics of the varietal. The juices were inoculated with neutral yeast strains and underwent a cool fermentation (13-15°C) for about 21 days. The wine underwent a light fining and was bottled in mid-June.
Residual sugar 2.3g / litre
Total acid 6.2g / litre
2017 vintage: Rosé Rocks: Double Gold
2019 vintage: Rosé Rocks: Gold
2020 vintage: Rosé Rocks: Gold