'Old School' Syrah is an homage to the savoury, wild yet elegant wines of South Africa.
Wild yeast fermentation, low yields and ageing in large French oak foudre are what defines this savoury and appealing Syrah. It is full yet elegant with bramble fruits and some earth and meaty aromas. The palate is structured and elegant with fine tannins and a refreshing natural acidity.
Ideal with spicy dishes such as South African Bobotie, or rich Mediterranean dishes.
The grapes for False Bay 'Old School' Syrah stem primarily from two vineyards in Stellenbosch. The attraction to these coastal vineyards is the cooler temperatures and low yields of small, naturally balanced and concentrated berries.
The winemaker is the talented young Nadia Barnard.
The grapes are hand harvested, fermented spontaneously with wild yeast (a small portion whole-bunch) and then raised in large wooden casks (or 'foudre' in French). There are no other additions other than sulphur (as a preservative).
False Bay wines are sustainably farmed, hand picked, naturally crafted and cask aged.