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Ironstone Syrah 2018

Ironstone Syrah 2018
Ironstone Syrah 2018
TASTING NOTE (as at Jan 2021)
Bright, clear dark inky colour - notes of dark forest fruits, dark cherry and a hint of spice on the nose followed by a crystalline palate of tightly packed, ripe, damson, loganberry and blackberry. A good acidity on the palate provides this wine with a good backbone to age. It is finely balanced with soft tannins and will benefit from maturing in correct cellaring conditions for 5-8 years.

● WINE OF ORIGIN STELLENBOSCH
● 100% SYRAH
● Ferricrete / ironstone soils
● 2,880 BOTTLES PRODUCED
● Hand-picked & sorted in the vineyard

WINEMAKING
100% de-stemmed and crushed with an addition of sulphur at 5 parts per million. Left to cold soak for 48 hours, alcoholic fermentation with natural yeasts, in closed stainless steel, at temperatures between 18-28 celcius for 7-9 days, pumped over two to three times a day, tank closed off for 14 days, pressed, and racked back into tank for full malolactic before being transferred to barrel.

MATURATION
Small French oak barrels, 2nd / 3rd / 4th / 5th / 6th fill barrels, for 16 months – no fining or filtration.

CELLARING POTENTIAL
● When drinking now, decant into a ‘ships decanter’ two hours before serving.
● Optimum drinking 2022 - 2026
● Cellaring potential until 2028
Technical Analysis
alc 13.81
rs 1.9
pH 3.48
ta 5.31
Wine Information
Accolades 4* Platter’s Wine Guide 2020 HILTON Ironstone Syrah 2017
4* Platter’s Wine Guide 2019 HILTON Ironstone Syrah 2015
4* Platter’s Wine Guide 2018HILTON Ironstone Syrah 2014
IWSC 2018 GOLD HILTON Ironstone Syrah 2014
TOP 100 WINES SOUTH AFRICA 2014 HILTON Ironstone Syrah 2011
OMTWS (SOUTH AFRICA) 2016 BRONZE HILTON Ironstone Syrah 2012
Brand Group Richard Hilton Vineyards Syrah
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Variety Shiraz
BlendPercent 100% Syrah
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