2020 Hanneli R
2020 Hanneli R

2020 Hanneli R

Regular price R 1,400.00 Other Vintages

This complex Syrah-based blend is the ideal partner to red meat in most of its forms. With its well-structured tannins, this wine beautifully complements the intensity of hard cheese.

Also available in a magnum (1.5L) size

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The Wine is a blend of Syrah (60%) and Petit Sirah (40%). A portion of the Syrah grapes originates from Elim, while the Petit Sirah grapes are Franschhoek wine of origin.

Although the growing season saw less rain than average, the winter was cold and the conditions in the vineyards were positive and ensured even bunch devel- opment. Mild summer temperatures without heat waves ensured exceptional flavour development. Yields were higher than in 2019, resulting in acidity being slightly lower than previous vintage.

The Syrah vineyards of Elim are trellised and grow in shale with a layer of "koffieklip" (coffee stone). This, com- bined with the cool climate, produces wines with intense perfume flavours and minerally palate. The Franschhoek Petit Sirah vineyards grow in deep, sandy soil of weathered granite and sandstone, producing elegant wines with a creamy texture. Because the grapes originate from diverse terroirs, the wine have depth and complexity.

Grape varieties for the blend were sorted and fermented separately. The wines were then matured separately in new 600-litre oak barrels. After 36 months' maturation the wines were blended and then bottled dur- ing August 2023. Only 2160 bottles were produced.

This wine consists of a blend of the best wines from the vintage. Spicy and perfumy Syra from Cape Agulhas is blended with fruity and creamy Petit from Franschhoek also lending itself to intensity and colour in the blend. The wine is aged in 600-litre French oak barrels from trusted coopers for an extended time to add character, stability and depth. Full of aromas with rich ele- gance and a lasting presence on the finish.

Alcohol 13,35% vol
Residual sugar 2,9 g/l
Total acid 6,3 g/l
pH 3,47