Tierhoek Grenache Syrah Mourvedre 2019
43% Grenache, 38% Syrah and 18% Mourvèdre. Spontaneously fermented. Matured for eight months in older oak. Attractive aromas of red berries, wildflowers, herbs, pepper and other spice while the palate shows pure fruit, racy acidity and powdery tannins. Intense but not weighty, this gives plenty of pleasure
The wine has lovely up-front fruit and perfume on the nose, while the palate is spicy and full bodied, with a long finish and great structure. Really matches well with meat dishes.
We blended this wine from some of our up and coming vineyards. The blend comprises of 43% Grenache, 38% Syrah and 18% Mourvedre. All the wines were wild fermented individually in open bins and aged in 3rd-5th fill French Oak barrels. The pump-over’s were done by siphon to avoid any mechanical harm to the skins. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally, then small amounts of Sulphur are added only once completed. The wine spent 8 months in the barrels, then blended and bottled. It is really exciting to see what potential is coming out of these young vines.
The Grenache block is unirrigated bush vine, that is on a west facing slope, and mainly gets the late afternoon sun. Both the Syrah and Mourvedre are on North-West facing slopes, perfectly suited for these varieties. All 3 varieties are on weathered sand stone. We ensure that tannins are ripe when picked.
Alcohol: 13.2 %
Total Acidity: 5.0 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.9 g/l
Free SO₂: 20ppm
Total SO₂: 53ppm
Yields 4 Tons