‘Proprietor’s’ Syrah


From the stellar vintage, the Proprietor’s Syrah immediately shows a deep crimson core and bright purple hue. The nose boasts ripe plums, paired with perfumed aromatics and a whiff of white pepper. A wine with great presence, the palate is inky and bold, laden with blueberry jam and raspberry compote notes. Hints of charcoal, wet clay, sizzling bacon and star of anise deliver a layered complexity that contrasts the pure fleshy fruit. The finish is towering, building towards a dry, yet focused and rewarding tail. The Syrah is impressive now as all the components will knit further over 3 to 5 years and age over the next decade.


Wonderful pairing for red meats like beef and Lamb. Also enojyable with game (deer, venison) and poultry.

Appellation Stellenbosch WO
Color Red
Grape Varieties 95% Syrah, 5% Viognier
ABV (Alcohol By Volume)  14.5 %
Bottle Size Available 75 cl

The grapes were hand-picked in the cool of early morning. On the sorting table, all excess stalks and inferior berries were carefully removed. Grape bunches were gently destalked with a Bucher de-stalker and lightly crushed. Fermentation took place in 7-ton, open-top stainless steel tanks with yeast WE 372 being added to the juice. The wines were pumped-over and punched-down manually 5 times per day ensuring maximum colour extraction from the skins. After primary fermentation the maceration period was 10 – 16 days before pressing. Each variety is maturated separately (micro-vinified) in oak barrels before blending and eventual bottling.

Ageing: 18 months – 70% in 300 litre French Oak barrels & 30% in 300 litre American Oak Barrels (50% New)