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False Bay 2018 Old School Syrah, Coastal Region, South Africa
Available: Only 11 left in stock$14.99
Named after South Africa’s most iconic bay, which frames the country’s premium winelands, False Bay Vineyards was borne out of a desire to make ‘real’ wine affordable. In 1994, Paul Boutinot came to The Western Cape to seek out and rescue grapes from old, balanced and under-appreciated vineyards. Paul transformed those cape gems into wines with a minimum of intervention.
Old School Syrah is not a jam soup, with toasted oak chips added for mocha flavor. The wine is fermented ‘old-school’ with wild yeast (partially whole-bunch) and raised in large wooden casks. An homage to the savory, wild yet elegant renditions from Paul Boutinot’s ancestral lands. The wine offers prominent dark fruit notes on the nose, complemented by a variety of spiced aromatics – particularly black and white pepper. The palate shows fresh acidity and great structure, whilst developing into a spicier character and ending with well-balanced, ripe tannins. It’s a great wine on its own, or enjoyed with a pepperoni pizza or red meats.