Wine Spice Route Flagship Syrah 2005
Wine saturated inky red.
Structured wine with the aroma of ripe fruit, spices and rounded tannins. Pleasant aftertaste with notes of ripe sweet fruit.
Wine with fruit flavor, clove, smoked bacon and sweet notes of caramel and chocolate.
"Spice Route Flagship Syrah" is well served with red meat on the grill, big game and mature cheeses.
Spice Route Flegship Syrah is made from grapes harvested from vines, not subjected to irrigation, a separate vineyard Svartlenda with southern exposure at an altitude of 150 m above sea level. The soils here - typical South African "ouklif" with high clay content. Thanks to these soils, the grapes ripen even in hot climates. Ratings and Awards 2005: Great Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2008; Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2008.
History of the Spice Route has its origins in 1997, when the successful winemaker Charles Back bought a farm called Klein Amoskil, more known for its wheat than wine. This was the first step in implementing the philosophy of "wine must reflect the terroir." In just two years the manor was a revolution - were planted new varieties of white and red grapes that had never grew in South Africa. With the help of his like-minded friends - oenologists, wine critics and just "activists" - Charles Back quickly achieved success. 2005 was marked by the acquisition of vineyards on the hills Darling region where today is grown Sauvignon Blanc.
The company name reflects the general philosophy of the manufacturer, not fearing the difficulties associated with, and brave explorers of the 15th century, who made dangerous, but exciting journey on the Path of spices.