Syrah Blanc de Noir
This beautiful farm lies in the Tulbagh valley, surrounded by the exquisite Winterhoek and Witzenberg mountains. It was established in 1978 by Janey Muller who named it after her husband’s place of birth, which is now part of Ukraine. The farm became known for being the smallest estate in the Western Cape and also for the relatively unknown variety, Hárslevelù. Janey’s legacy lives on in the release of a single variety Hárslevelù which was bottled in 2012. David Sadie has been the winemaker since 2011 and together with the dedication of owner Henk de Bruyn, the vineyards have been nurtured back to health and the improvement in the range of wine is showing already. David’s own range of wines under the ‘David’ label has received much recognition over the past few years with his Chenin Blanc led white blend, Aristargos, receiving 5 stars in the Platter’s guide for the 2011 and 2012 vintages. This is certainly a farm, and a winemaker, to watch in the future.
This Rosé has a wonderfully low alcohol content of only 11%. The focus of this wine is freshness and purity, but it has a lovely richness due to 10% being barrel fermented and all the fermented juice having spent a further 5 months on the fine lees in the tank before bottling. This wine offers light spice with ripe fresh berries and a lovely rich mounthfeel.