Richard Kershaw Deconstructed Syrah Lake District Cartref SH22 2017

SKU: RK203A-17
Richard Kershaw Deconstructed Syrah Lake District Cartref SH22 2017

Richard Kershaw Deconstructed Syrah Lake District Cartref SH22 2017

SKU: RK203A-17

Sourced from a single parcel in the western part of Elgin, the 22 clone produces fuller, well-coloured yet finely structured wines. They tend to be more concentrated as yields are low with more black fruit, black pepper and meaty notes. The Cartref soils, a mixture of decomposed granite, pebbles and quartz, add gracefulness and heighten the fruit intensity.

The wine rested in barrel for 17 months. A small number of artisanal coopers were selected, all from Burgundy and the Rhone, with only French oak chosen. Importantly this wine was micro vinified as a separate batch. In 2017 50% was new oak; 50% 228 litre- & 50% 500 litre-barrels.

Single site, soil and clone wines from Elgin.

Regular price $850
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Country: South Africa
Region: Elgin
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Grape: Syrah

Type: Red Wine

Region: Elgin

Country: South Africa

Bottle Size: 750ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

RRP:850.0

Born and raised in the UK, Richard Kershaw enjoyed a successful career as a chef before discovering wine. After travelling extensively, he arrived in South Africa in 1999 and, by 2009, was Group Winemaker of Mulderbosch and Kanu. Richard became a Master of Wine in 2011 and established Richard Kershaw Wines in January 2012.

He is now pursuing his dream of making his own wine in the cool climate of Elgin, in the Overberg wine region of the Western Cape. His intention is to create site-specific, cool-climate wines from high-quality French clones of the Chardonnay and Syrah grapes. His site, in one of South Africa’s coolest wine districts, Elgin, benefits from higher altitude, proximity to the ocean, specific cloud cover sequencing and large differences in day and night temperatures, all of which allow his Chardonnay and Syrah to show a true sense of place. The climate leans toward Southern Burgundy and the Northern Rhône, affording Richard’s wines a surprisingly Old World feel.