Brunia Syrah 2018
By Christian Eedes, 22 December 2020
Cold Mountain Vineyards, situated in Sondagskloof near Stanford, belongs to the Sander family, son Wade who was also associate winemaker at Leeu Passant in Franschhoek until recently, making the wine under the Brunia label since 2017.
Winemaking for the Syrah 2018 involved 40% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 10 months in older oak. The nose shows red and black berries, charcuterie and white pepper while the palate has nice clarity and density of fruit, good freshness and quite soft tannins, the finish gently savoury. It’s flavourful and balanced, approachable but not facile. Price: R275 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 92/100.
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