2021 Strydom Rock Star Syrah
Strydom has 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 is made by a very passionate and gifted winemakers Rianie and Louis Strydom. The grapes were picked by hand in the morning. The entire bunches are put in the fermentation vessel without crushing or breaking beforehand. The must is stirred five times a day to get 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 hues. 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 supple. 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 old cheeses
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Merlot|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard|