Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa

Price: $16.99
Item No. 77549
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Winemaker's Notes

The grapes are sourced chiefly from Wellington, Stellenbosch and Boekenhoutskloof. Fermentation is ‘natural' (uninoculated) and is completed in large open wooden fermenters. The majority of the wine was treated with French oak staves, and a fraction remains unwooded. A bold spicy aromatic nose with ripe cherry aromas. The palate hints at freshly ground pepper with a hint of plummy sweetness.

Learn About Porcupine Ridge

In 1652 Jan van Riebeeck, a Dutch surgeon, eager to find a way to relieve the symptoms of scurvy, suggested to the Dutch East India Company that the Cape Province of South Africa would be suitable for growing grapes. Nine years later, the first wine was pressed from grapes grown on cuttings brought from France. The prime grape growing areas of South Africa spread out from Cape Town...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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