2022 Stars in the Dark Syrah, Minimalist Wines, WO Cape Agulhas

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Minimalist wines is a true terroir project and makes wines from the cool, coastal vineyards of the Cape.  The fruit for the ‘Stars in the Dark’ Syrah comes from two mature, low lying vineyards that are a mere 8km from the coast, and is matured in neutral french oak barrels of 228 & 300 litres for 12 months.  The grapes are hand-harvested in the cool early morning and crushed by foot following an overnight cold soak.  Fermentation is with natural yeasts and is followed by a single daily punch down of the skins. 

The wine is very much of it’s place, reflecting the harsh growing conditions in Agulhas alongside the generosity of the vintage.  Much more Northern Rhone than new world fruit bomb, this is complex, silky and multi-layered, balancing power and finesse in equal measure.

“This has such a beautiful moment-before-the-storm feel; an inner tension; a breathlessness; a sense of waiting. The tannins are long and have a flute-like mellifluousness, almost a sense of keening. Garrigue/fynbos perfume on the finish”. Jancis Robinson, 17.5 pts



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