Stark-Conde Stellenbosch Syrah 2017

75cl / 14%

This Syrah is made primarily from a unique vineyard on the estate which is scattered with large river stones.

The resulting old-world style Syrah is elegant and floral, and is a contrast to the bold ripe style of the warmer growing regions. A small amount of Viognier and Roussanne grapes are co-fermented to add aromatics and a finely textured tannin.

RM130.00

This is a blend from 3 different vineyard blocks at different elevations on Stark-Conde’s Jonkershoek Valley farm. The higher elevation vineyards have a finely textured decomposed granite soil and tend to produce a more elegant wine with softer tannins, while the lower vineyard is very rocky and gives a denser, fruitier, more tannic wine.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Deep purple tinged colour.
Nose: Concentrated dark fruit aromas with liquorice and violet and white pepper notes.
Palate: The palate is rich and broad with layers of fruit and a fine-grained tannin structure.
Grape Varieties: 98% Syrah, 1% Viognier, 1% Roussanne.
Aging: 20 months in a mix of coopers – all French oak, all 300-litre, mostly second-fill (about 20% new).
Awards: 91pts – Wine Spectator

History of Stark-Condé

Stark-Condé is a South African wine producer created in 1998 by Cuban-American José Stark. Today, the winery produces around 6000 cases of wine a year, and is known for producing some of the best red wines in South Africa.

After working as a graphic designer, Stark moved to South Africa in 1997 with his wife Marie and settled on her family’s estate in the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch. Stark experimented with a few barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon on the property, which was then known as Oude Nektar. However, after being awarded five stars in the Platter South Africa Wine Guide, Stark turned to winemaking full-time, and Stark-Condé was born.

Website: https://stark-conde-shop.co.za/

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