Grapes are hand-harvested at 24 °B; 20% whole clusters are added to the tank, the rest destemmed and crushed. Cold soaked for two days then inoculated with yeast, during fermentation colour and flavour extraction takes place with six-hourly pumpovers and manual punchdowns of the grape cap, reaching a maximum temperature of 27 °C.
Two weeks of extended skin maceration takes place before pressing and transferring into 15% 1st and 85% 3rd fill 225l French oak barrels, wherein malolactic fermentation is completed and further maturation takes place over 15 months.
Ghost Corner Syrah
Showing-off a lighter, garnet-ruby colour, this Syrah reflects its cooler climate terroir both in colour and composition. Ripe plum and maraschino cherries on the nose with savoury black olive, herbal notes of rosemary and origanum, and a distinctive white pepper spicy edge.
This Syrah – the name by which this wine identifies that it is more European in style –reflects the extreme site where this vineyard is situated at the southernmost tip of Africa. Medium-bodied, refreshing and beautifully elegant with refined tannins.
- Tasting Notes by Sandy Harper CWM