2017 Strydom Rock Star Syrah

Special Price 17.95 14.83 Regular Price 19.95
Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Stellenbosch (Appellatie)
Winery Strydom
Year 2017
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsault Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2020 - 2028
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At Strydom they have had an ideal place. The vineyards have very low yields and are located in cooler areas and this gives the wines of Strydom freshness, elegance and a nice acidity. The Strydom Freshdom was created by a very passionate and gifted winemakers Rianie and Louis Strydom.

The grapes were picked by hand in the morning. The entire bunches are placed in the fermentation vessel without pre-crushing or breaking. The must is stirred five times a day to obtain optimal extraction. The total maceration lasted 16 days. Only 650L / Ton was pressed, after which the wines did the malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels.

In the glass, the Strydom Rock Star has a red color with purple shades. In the nose notes of rose scent, cedar wood, berries, strawberry, red cherries and a hint of vanilla. In the mouth the wine is medium to full bodied but also very accessible and smooth. The tannins are soft, the wine smells and tastes elegant and has a refined spiciness, a little laurel and a mineral touch. The Rockstar Syrah is a beautiful wine which is an excellent accompaniment to spicy dishes such as hare pepper, wild boar, steak and hard aged cheeses.

Platters ****
From rocky, marginal land, svelte 2015 shares 2014's dark spice richness, fine red-berry fruit & full body, but merits higher rating for superbly balanced, supple structure.

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Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Stellenbosch (Appellatie)
Winery Strydom
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Merlot
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2017
Drinking as of 2020
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion Last bottles
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard

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