Richard KershawClonal Selection Syrah 2017Product code: 12658
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Richard Kershaw Clonal Selection Syrah is a premium wine from South Africa's Elgin region, produced by renowned winemaker Richard Kershaw. Selected from the best vineyards with optimal growing conditions, the wine is made from Shiraz/Syrah grapes, clones that have been carefully curated to bring out their best flavors. The wine is barrel-aged for 12 months to add depth and complexity. The resultant wine has a deep, dark ruby color with intense aromas of dark blackberry, plum, and spice. On the palate, it boasts a full-bodied structure, with a smooth and silky texture and notes of dark fruit, black pepper, and hints of leather. This wine is a perfect match for any hearty meat dishes or grilled vegetables.
A subtle, precise style of Syrah built on fine tannins that educe harmony and freshness with flavours of black fruits, iodine and ground white peppercorns.
About the Winery
Established in 2012, Richard Kershaw is one of the most renowned wineries in South Africa. The wine estate experiences a cool climate and weather. It allows the winery to get superior grape yields and produce excellent wines possessing top-quality taste, aroma, flavour, texture, and mouthfeel.
Initially, Richard worked as a chef and had a successful career in the field. However, he switched his area of expertise after realising his passion and love for wine. Richard travelled extensively, arriving in South Africa in 1999. By 2009, he became Kanu and Mulderbosch’s group winemaker. He achieved several other feats and accomplishments later in the line. For instance, he got awarded in 2011 as the Master of Wine. Richard’s endeavours and ventures in the winemaking industry laid the groundwork for establishing his distinct winery, Richard Kershaw.
Richard Kershaw focuses on producing outstanding wines that can appeal to and impress numerous people across the globe. Moreover, the wine estate aims for high-quality and site-specific clones of certain grape varieties, such as Syrah and Chardonnay. The winery gets aided in its purpose by the cool and refreshing climate of the Elgin region. Also, the high altitude and significant temperature differences between the day and night of the area help considerably. Furthermore, the Elgin region lies close to the ocean, allowing the vineyards to experience the cold and revitalizing wind currents and breeze.
Richard Kershaw’s wines produced from Chardonnay grapes offer a mineral and restrained style. The drinks emphasise elegance and deliver a fruity character with touches of oatmeal. Additionally, they possess a unique complexity acquired from the percipient wood. On the other hand, the winery’s wines made from the Syrah grape varieties offer precision and subtlety of tannins. The products deliver freshness, harmony, and balanced flavours of iodine, black pepper, medicinal notes, and black fruit.