2015 - Our Ridgelands range of wines are domain and vineyard specific. Carefully selected to express a true sense of place.
TERROIR & VITICULTURE:
This is a cool area, situated 12-20 km from the sea, with mean February (ripening stage) temperatures of 19-20oC. Soils are predominantly ferruginous (iron rich) gravel on highly weathered, soft Bokkeveld Group shale, situated at 200-300 m altitude and surrounded by Table Mountain sandstone mountains at heights of about 500-1 000m, sheltering the area from the often extremely strong south-easterly winds in summer.
The grapes were crushed, de-stalked and allowed 3 days cold soak. The fermentation took a total of 14 days at an average temperature of 24°C with regular four hourly pump overs. Malolactic fermentation commenced on the skins. This post maceration lasted 12 days. The wine was pressed, allowed to settle and finished malolactic fermentation in tank. The wine was then racked to barrel where it spent 12 months is 90% French oak and 10% American, of which 25% was new. The wine was bottled without any fining and given a filtration before being bottled on the 10th March 2017.
Alcohol – 13 vol% (13% on label)
Total acid – 5.2 g/ℓ
Residual sugar – 2 g/ℓ
pH – 3.59 g/l
Burgundy Bottle/ Cork closure
6009 8144 3096-0 Ridgelands Syrah – single 750ml bottle
6009 8144 3097-7 Ridgelands Syrah – 6 x 750ml
2550 lit / 566 cases (6 x 750ml) produced.
Consol BN147, Antique Green, cork closure
Barcode 6009 8144 3024-3 (per single bottle)
Barcode 6009 8144 3025-0 (per 6 x 750ml bottles)
3456 lit / 767 cases (6 x 750ml) produced in total.