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Minimalist Wines, Connect The Dots 750ml 2019

South Africa, Western Cape
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R240

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91
PG

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Tasting notes:
'Deliciously fresh & lively syrah on Helderberg granite & Elgin shale. Enlivening grape tannin grip from 100% wholebunch ferment effortlessly integrated with exuberant dark fruit after 10 months in older oak. 2019 super now, will reward few years cellaring. Wild ferment, as all.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (91/100)

Winemaker's notes:
Exploring the diversity of Syrah planted in cool micro-climates of the Cape is my passion and this label represents another step in my never-ending search to find the best sites in the Winelands. Working closely with farmers who share my passions for Syrah and precision viticulture, the idea is to provide a snap-shot of Cape Syrah in a given year and to fuse the results in a bottle. In other words, to Connect The Dots.

This first vintage hails from two vineyards in Elgin (with soils derived from Table Mountain Sandstone and Bokkeveld Shale) and a site on the Helderberg in Stellenbosch (of Granite origin). Elgin is, literally, the coolest viticultural region in South Africa and home to some of my favourite Syrahs. Sadly, both these parcels are now planted to apples, which is a common theme in Elgin that I’m keen to overturn.

This vintage is 100% whole bunch fermented and was gently basket-pressed to older 300L French Oak barrels for 10 months, then matured in bottle for a further 12 months before release. The blend is made up of three almost equal parts, with the Helderberg lending red fruit and floras, underpinned by a grippy graphite, textured tannin, and the soils of the Elgin parcels displaying a more luxurious, plummy profile. There’s a lighter lavender and pepper from the shale, a darker, more savoury note from the sandstone and collectively, they showcase just how well Syrah thrives in South Africa’s cooler Cape climates.

Alc: 14%

About Minimalist Wines:
At just 21 years old, Sam Lambson’s passion for wine has led him to create Minimalist Wines. A label that allows him to bottle the vineyards that speak to him, in a minimal-intervention approach. He is studying a BSc Oenology degree at the University of Stellenbosch and has already worked with some big names in the industry including working harvests under Lukas van Loggerenberg, Chris Alheit and Carl van de Merwe of De Morgenzon. He is captivated by flavours and fragrances and enjoys experimenting with different varietals and techniques.
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Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Rating PG 91
Body Medium-bodied
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