2018 was the 3rd vintage of the Great Drought in the Cape and yields were again lower (~25%) than normal. However, by improving soil health with cover crops and mulch and by reducing crops early, the resulting wines have lovely concentration but also wonderful freshness. The SCHIST is always the most structured Syrah in our Single Terroir range with great length and longevity. Ageing potential 15 – 25 years. Decanting recommended when opened young.
This is the most structured Syrah in our Single Terroir range. On the nose there are notes of black pepper, black fruit and spices. The palate is full-bodied with a meaty, savoury character, plenty silky tannins giving structure and a balancing natural acidity. The finish is fresh, long and supple.