Bryan Macrobert’s aim is to create wines that truely reflect the land they come from and his 2020 Syrah is no exception. Careful extraction makes for a bright but elegant wine that has that little French twist to it. More delicate than expected and delicious.
Swartland, South Africa.
Organic, natual yeast, vegan/veggie, unfined, low sulphur.
Having previously worked as Eben Sadie’s assistant winemaker, Bryan has been crafting wines under his own label since 2007. He sources fruit from his family farm just outside Malmesbury, and parcels from local growers who all farm organically. The wines are produced to reflect the natural wonder of the region, its long, hot days and dry climate, the rocky and wild soil, the vintage and the culture and history of this spectacular region.
The vineyards used to make this wine are selected by Bryan MacRobert who grew up on a farm close to the town of Abbotsdale in the Swartland wine region. Low yielding dry land bush vines from the sandy decomposed granite soils are used to make this wine. The grapes are hand harvested in the early hours of the morning and transported in 16 kg crates to the cellar for the winemaking process.
100% syrah. The winemaking method is chosen to best express the Swartland terroir. The grapes are sorted before entering the tank. Some whole bunches are used to maintain freshness but without adding too many stems. Light extraction is used to extract only soft tannins and fruit. The pressed wine is then racked into big old barrels that soften and stabilize the wine without adding any wood flavour compounds to the wine.
Ruby red in colour, full of bright fruit aromas on the nose and palate of violets, red fruit and black fruit. Red cherries, plum, black currant and blackberries. Medium bodied palate with soft tannins and an elegant finish.
Perfect for braised, smoked or BBQ-ed foods as well as rustic stews, roast lamb and duck.