Proprietors Block Syrah 2013
The south facing slopes of Kacaba's Proprietors Block capture the full day\'s sun and produce award quality fruit to create this estate Syrah. All fruit for this wine was hand-harvested after which the clusters were sorted by hand. Then all remaining fruit ran through the destemmer removing stems prior to the individual berries being sorted, by hand. This labour intense beginning ensured that only the most ideal grapes made it to fermentation. These premium berries were then delivered to an open-top fermenter where they were permitted a period of rest on skins. Warm fermentation temperatures were encouraged along with gentle cap punchdowns twice daily to achieve the desired colour and structure. Extended maceration time on skins prior to final pressing added texture and complexity. The wine was then transferred directly to a new and second fill French and American oak barrel for 12 months of ageing. Finally the wine was racked cold stabilised and after a course filtration finally bottled in Oct 2014.