Stark Condé Syrah (box of 6 bottles)
Is a delicious South African red wine from the Stellenbosch region South Africa. This wine is made from mainly Syrah grapes by winery Stark-Condé.
Recommended wine serving temperature between 16°C and 18°C.
Stark-Condé Wines is located in the picturesque Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch. It is a dramatic valley with steep changes in vineyard elevation from 150 to 600 metres, making for a range of sites with distinct characteristics. The higher elevations and textured soils of the Jonkershoek Valley are ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals. Jonkershoek wines are often described as elegant, lush fruit and fine, soft tannins. Crafting wine requires patience and the crazy belief that the shortest line between two points may not always be the right one. Careful barrel maturation is the key to the elegant style of wine for which Stark-Condé is known.
Winemaker José Conde: at Stark-Condé we stick to traditional winemaking methods as open tank fermentation, meticulous sorting of grapes, hand-punchdowns, basket pressing, and maturation in small French oak barrels.
Stark Condé Syrah
This is a blend from 3 different vineyard blocks at different elevations on our Jonkershoek Valley farm. The higher elevation vineyards have a finely textured decomposed granite soil and tends to produce a more elegant wine with softer tannin, while the lower vineyard is very rocky and gives a denser, fruitier, more tannic wine.
The grapes for this wine were hand-harvested in late-February and cooled overnight to 14 degrees C., before being carefully hand-sorted and crushed into small open fermentation vats. The must was cold-soaked for a couple of days before being inoculated with a mix of domestic and imported Rhône yeasts. About 30% of the wine underwent natural fermentation and about 5% was whole-bunch fermented. Regular, vigorous punchdowns were given every 4 hours for the first half of fermentation, then every 8 hours thereafter. At dryness (average 7-10 days), it was basket pressed and racked directly to barrel for malo-lactic fermentation and subsequent barrel maturation. A mix of coopers was used, all French oak, all 300-litre, mostly second-fill (about 20% new). After 22 months barrel maturation, the wine was bottled without fining and with just a very light polishing filtration.
Wine - Food pairing
Delicious with roasts, barbecued steaks, spicy chicken and intensely flavoured pasta dishes.
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|Product||Stark Condé Syrah|
|Grape variety||Syrah - Shiraz|
|Number of bottles||6|
|Price per piece||€19.95|