Ernst Storm and Kevin Rea met over a decade ago working harvest in Santa Barbara County. Both have a strong connection with the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and its cool maritime climate and diverse soils.
2016 Hemel-en-Aarde-Ridge South Africa Syrah
Dark fruit, dried herbs and pepper dominate the nose. The palate is rich with a core of black fruit and spice that finishes dry.
- 233 cases produced
- Low vigor, shale derived clay soils
- 15% whole cluster
- 6 day cold soak
- 14 days on skins
- 100% neutral oak aging
- 14 months aging on lees
- No fining or filtration
- Basket press
- Gravity movements
Alc. 13.5% | pH 3.54 | Total Acid: 6.4g/l