'Old School' Syrah, 2019, False Bay, Coastal Region
The winemakers at False Bay called this Syrah 'Old School' after the style of winemaking, and certainly not the style of wine. Sure it's full of rich bramble fruits, but there's also plenty of freshness and energy to make it a real wine of the moment.
About this wine
The CV for this wine is pretty impressive: coastal vineyards; sustainably farmed; hand picked; naturally crafted; wild ferment; and cask aged. All of these factors combine into a considered, well-made wine that is friendly to both your purse strings and mother nature.
The grapes for this Syrah are grown in 2 different plots - one 65km from the coast, and one just 14km away. The fresh sea air blowing in from False Bay brings elegance and freshness to the balance, whilst the South African sun makes sure the grapes have plenty of ripe, juicy, red and black berry fruit flavours.
What Makes It So Grape?
Produced in W.O Coastal Region, South Africa
False Bay Vineyards aims to make 'real' wine affordable. These are sustainable certified wines bottled in South Africa and naturally crafted from mature and often old vineyards that, crucially, are naturally in balance. This means that, unusually at the price, the grapes from these coastal gems can be transformed into wine with wild yeast and an absolute minimum of intervention. False Bay Vineyards is proud to be a WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Biodiversity Champion and certified by WIETA (Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association). All of their wines are Vegan friendly.
South Africa's Coastal Region is found in the larger Western Cape area, and accounts for almost half of all the vineyard area in South Africa. Encompassing famous wine making regions such as Stellenbosch, Paarl and Constantia, the area is steeped in winemaking history, as Constantia was the region where Vitis Vinifera (wine grapes) were first planted by the Dutch in 1655.