Vrede en Lust: Lady J Syrah 2012

The Shiraz grapes from Simonsberg-Paarl showcases violet and plums, whilst the Elgin grapes brings in a darker character with spicy notes and black pepper. Smooth tannins on the palate confirms the promise of this elegant wine. Velvet textured layers follows through to a juicy mouth-feel.

$32.50

Year: 2012

The Syrah 2011 is made from Shiraz grapes and is the perfect example of how fruit from two different terroirs can harmonize to create a beautiful wine showcasing the best of both regions.

This appealing Shiraz is an elegant wine with supple fruit and spice balance prompting the name change to Syrah.
The grapes were picked by hand, the selected blocks fermented separately and only blended after maturation.

Note: Syrah is the French word for Shiraz.

Winemakers Notes:
The grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness and fermented in stainless steel tanks. This vintage spent 16 months on oak, with a small percentage being American oak. This wine is bottled under stelvin and cork closure.

Review (Yvonne Lorkin):

Named after the Buys family matriarch Johanna, this Syrah from South Africa’s Western Cape is seriously, seriously savoury. Tobacco, leather, freshly-ploughed earth and hints of soy, black pepper and black olive all assail the nostrils, and if you can tear the glass away for long enough to actually sip, you’ll find masculine tannins and a warm, emery-like texture in the mouth which accentuate its long, smoky finish. Serve with venison carparccio drizzled with olive oil and parmesan shavings. 4 stars.

Tasting Notes:
The Shiraz grapes from Simonsberg-Paarl showcases violet and plums, whilst the Elgin grapes brings in a darker character with spicy notes and black pepper. Smooth tannins on the palate confirms the promise of this elegant wine. Velvet textured layers follows through to a juicy mouth-feel.

Technical Notes:
Cultivars: Shiraz (99%); Viognier (1%)

Ageing potential: Enjoy now or within 3-5 years from vintage

Winemaker: Susan Erasmus with Karlin Nel

Wine of origin: Western Cape

Alcohol %: 14.0
Residual Sugar (RS): 2.5 g/l