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One of SA’s most distinctive and sought-after Syrahs. This Swartland property was bought by Boekenhoutskloof in 2009 and Callie Louw was tasked with nurturing the existing Syrah vineyards and establishing a further 30 hectares thereof. The vineyards are planted on blocks of schist, a very hard, yet flaky and friable rock with a reddish, silver colour, perfect for reflecting that hot Swartland sun. 100% of this vintage is from the old block, which is the one first noticed by director Marc Kent, who uses it in his famous Boekenhoutskloof Syrah.
“Another dry year, 327mm rain. Thankfully the growing season was much cooler and with a few later rains the vines maintained good canopies to harvest. Great tasting fruit was the result. Yields still very low 3t/ha. Harvest started second week of Feb and lasted 2 weeks. Grapes were hand-picked and transferred to concrete tanks whole bunch. The bunches were foot stomped where after natural fermentation took place.” – Callie’s notes
“Abundance of dark berry flavours, pepper, olives and dried herbs. Long finish with grippy tannins, yet very accessible at this young age. However we strongly suggest you buy some for cellaring at least another 10 years.” – Corlien
“Porseleinberg is one of the greatest Syrah sites in the southern hemisphere. The vines are still young, but this brutal vineyard produces wines of incredible intensity and focus.” – Tim Atkin MW