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Circumstance Syrah Waterkloof Shiraz - Buon Vino Organic Wine
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Circumstance Syrah Waterkloof 2017

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One Line Description Circumstance Syrah Waterkloof, biodynamic Syrah, full bodied, well balanced and round, excellent balance, almost more northern Rhone than New World!
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country South Africa South African
Region Stellenbosch, SA
Producer Waterkloof
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Syrah/Shiraz
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Maturation 20 months in 600 litre old barrels
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 8-10 years
Production Detail Grapes are hand-harvested and brought to the cellar by horses for hand-sorting. Whole-bunch fermentation happens spontaneously with wild yeast in large, open-top wooden fermenters. Manual punch-downs take place twice per day and the wine is left on skins
Natural Features Vegan


Circumstance Syrah Waterkloof, biodynamic Syrah, full bodied, well balanced and round, excellent balance, almost more northern Rhone than New World! Although the vines for this wine are still quite young, the concentration is excellent and the balance of tannins, fruit and body is already excellent. Scents of flowers, plums and Fynbos, the South African equivalent of Garrigues with a dry palate of plum and sour cherry. Lovey texture and a satisfyingly persistent finish, all in all, a delicious glass of Syrah.

The Waterkloof estate was founded in 2004, ending Paul Boutinot’s (of the epynomous importing business based in Gatley, Manchester!) persistent and uncompromising 10 year search for a vineyard site with the potential to produce truly fine wine with a defining sense of origin. Located on the south-facing slopes of Schapenberg Hill near Somerset West in the Stellenbosch district of the Western Cape’s Coastal Region, Waterkloof shares its magnificent Atlantic views with free-roaming peacocks and other natural fauna and flora attracted to this haven. Certified Biodynamic by Demeter in 2015, very quickly after deciding to pursue natural farming, their vineyards are of only a few in the Cape to boast official biodynamic approval and status. The estate has 56 hectares under vine and Tim Atkin’s Cape Classification currently ranks Waterkloof as 5th Growth level. With production around 165,000 bottles per year, Waterkloof make honest wines from their unique biodynamic coastal site. Respect for nature, traditional wine making practices and minimal intervention are all key to their success. The wines have a lovely approachable drinkability, showing that biodynamic doesn't mean weird and funky. The wines please most palates but retain their own uniqueness and style, a testament to Mr Boutinot's understanding of wine and wine drinkers.

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