Wolf & Woman Syrah is a blend from three different vineyards that grow in schist, granite, and iron 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.
The wine spent a total of 16 days on the skins before we lightly pressed it. After this, 60% of the juice went to 500L old-oak barrels and 40% matured in concrete. The vintage was then allowed to mature for 10 months before it was racked, blended, and bottled.
Colour Deep ruby
Nose Aromas 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 three different vineyards, which grow respectively within iron-rich (50%), schist (40%) and decomposed granite (10%) soils
Vine age average 22 years old
Yield Average of 5 tons/ha
Total production 1 700 bottles
ALCOHOL 12.7 % | PH 3.7
RESIDUAL SUGAR 1.3 g/L
TOTAL ACIDITY 5.4 g/L
TOTAL SULFUR DIOXIDE 64 mg/L