Harvested from three vineyards in Elim, each from a different clone, on soils varying from shale, gravel and ferricrete also known as Koffieklip, the 2017 Syrah is a beautiful example of cool-climate and a great counterpoint to the warm-climate Syrah more commonly found in South Africa. Minimal intervention was used during the winemaking process. After de-stemming, the wine fermented in open-top containers and benefited from daily punch-downs. The wine then spent 11 months in old 225L French oak and was bottled in January 2017. A youthful wine at this stage, coiled and benefitting from time in the glass or a decanter.