Wolf and Woman Syrah is a blend from two different vineyards that grow in red, iron-rich soils and schist soils respectively, to showcase the diverse soils of the Swartland.
All of the grapes were hand-picked separately, packed in crates, and rested in a cold room for 24 hours. Bunch sorting was done the next day, after which the grapes were transferred to open-top fermenters (100% whole bunch) where it cold-soaked for 3 days before natural fermentation started, supported by two to three punch-downs per day to promote extraction.
Once fermentation was completed the wine was left on the skins for 12 days before we lightly pressed it and transferred it to 500L old oak barrels. The vintage was then allowed to mature for 10 months before it was racked, blended, and bottled
Colour: Deep ruby
Nose: Aromatics of red and black fruit, fynbos, spice and dark pepper.
Palate: Good fruit concentration, savoury with spice, structured and a balanced acidity
COMPOSITION 100 % Syrah
VINEYARD This wine is a blend of two different vineyards, which grow respectively within iron-rich (90%) and schist (10%) soils
VINE AGE average 25 years old
YIELD Average of 5 tons/ha
TOTAL PRODUCTION 2100 bottles
ALCOHOL 13.8 % | PH 3.8
RESIDUAL SUGAR 2.4 g/L
TOTAL ACIDITY 5 g/L
TOTAL SULFUR DIOXIDE 60 mg/L