2020 De Grendel Op Die Berg Syrah

£28.20 / Per Bottle

Elegant and complex, full-bodied, fragrant and fresh – the De Grendel Op die Berg Syrah is a distinctive wine grown in one of South Africa’s highest, and coldest, winemaking districts.

117 in stock

100% Syrah

Winemaker’s notes

  • Vintage

High on the Witzenberg Mountain range in Ceres, at an altitude of 960 meters above sea level, this unique ‘appellation’ exhibits South Africa’s only truly continental climate with winter temperatures frequently dropping below freezing. The cooler night-time temperatures and hotter daytime temperatures during the growing season results in slower ripening and more concentrated fruit. Ceres fruit displays surprising cooler climate characteristics in comparison to other regions of the Western Cape

  • Viticulture

Well-drained, soft, yellow shale soils. In winter, the vineyard soil is often covered with a layer of snow which provides the perfect conditions for dormancy of the vines, amuch-needed resting and recovery period before the growth season starts.

  • Vinification

Wine was made in a open fermenter with half whole clusters and half destalked, using the pneumatic punch down method. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. Next, the wine was transferred to 2nd, 3d and 4th fill French Oak barrels for 12 months’ maturation prior to blending and bottling

Braised beef short ribs, pepperoni or salami pizza, and Venison Bourguignon.

Offering superb drinking pleasure on release, the wine will reward careful cellaring for up to 8 to 10 years.

IWSC 2022 Silver – 91 Points
SA Terroir Wine Awards 2022 National Winner
Shiraz SA Wine Challenge 2022 Top 12
Veritas Awards 2022 Double Gold
Winemag Shiraz Report 2022 93 Points

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