Gabrielskloof Syrah on Shale 2015
The Landscape Series is named so with wine labels featuring landscape paintings by artist Niel Jonker. The Syrah on Shale is a specific focus on a single vineyard, Bokkeveld shale site on the Gabrielskloof property. The shale is interspersed with a high clay component allowing for good water retention and a resultant riper fruit profile in the wine. Another factor that is a significant influence on our terroir is wind, and this vineyard faces the full brunt of the south-easterly wind providing just enough stress for the vines to show their true colours. Plush and spicy this Syrah shows slightly more fruiter notes than the partner, Syrah on Sandstone.