Bizoe Estalet Syrah 2016

6 Bottles x 750ml

Bizoe Estalet Syrah 2015

Named after winemaker Rikus Neethling's wife whom he met as a big-dreaming

student in Stellenbosch, this beautiful Shiraz from the Breedekloof Valley

features alluring sweet fruit and spicy flavours. It is an eminently drinkable wine

but made for the long haul – inspired by the pleasure of young love that deepens

and gains more dimension with age.

VITICULTURE AND VINIFICATION

The grapes used to produce the Estalet originate from a seemingly unremarkable

vineyard at first glance. These 28-year-old vines are planted on nutrient-poor

soil which means they have to work hard to yield a modest crop of 8 tons per

hectare, but the result is exceptionally expressive, concentrated fruit. The

vineyard is managed for ultra premium quality, which includes intensive leaf and

shoot management allowing for even ripeness and shady fruit concentration

development. Grapes were picked at optimal ripeness and had two weeks of skin

contact in open fermenters. Skins and juice were mixed daily. After fermentation,

the skins underwent a gentle pressing to ensure a delicate extraction of flavour

and tannin. Using only dried yeast, fermentation occurred over a two week

period with the wine spending 16 months in older French oak barrels.

WINE DESCRIPTION

The Estalet shows inviting ripe blueberry and plum flavours on the nose,

persisting onto the palate with a hint of spicy fruitcake and fragrant fynbos. It

has excellent drinkability but will develop even further complexity over time.

Enjoy with roast beef and Mediterranean-style dishes.

R 292.00 Per 750ml bottle Excluding VAT, Delivery included

R 1750.00 Per case of 6

Only full case purchase. 

2019 Decanter 90 Pts 

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