Cartref Elgin Syrah 2019
Bright ruby colour, hints of wild strawberries and cherries. Light to medium bodied, the palate is softly vibrant, beautifully elegant, with a clean acidity, possessing flavours of blackberry and morello cherry. Subtle tannins balance a mouthfeel and lingering aftertaste that allow this wine to age for 2-5 years.
Grown on soils possessing a soil type called Cartref. These soils are youthful on account of their limited rock weathering.
|Brand Group||Richard Hilton Vineyards Syrah|
|Other||100% de-stemmed and crushed with zero addition of sulphur, left to cold soak for 48-72 hours, and fermented with indigenous yeast at temperatures between 18-30 celsius for 8 days, pumped over twice a day. Ater alcoholic fermentation one of the two tanks was pressed and the wine pumped in to fill up the remaining tank where it was left on its skins for 3 weeks, before being pressed and racked into barrel for full natural malolactic fermentation in small French oak barrels.
Small French older oak barrels, from 2 to 8 years, aged for 14 months – no fining or filtration.
|Blend Percentage||100% Syrah|
|Food Suggestion||Serve slightly chilled over the summer months - delicious with lamb chops, sauteed potatoes and a bacon, broccoli, apple and chicory salad.|
|Ageing||Optimum drinking 2022 - 2026
Maximum cellaring potential 2030
- Range: Richard Hilton Vineyards Syrah