Inspired Syrah 3-Pack
Inspired Syrah 3-Pack Includes:
Leli Van Saron Syrah 2018, South Africa
Based in the Hemel en Aarde, winemaker Natasha Williams launched a new venture in 2017 with Lelie Van Saron. (Saron references Williams’ hometown in the western Cape.) Moonlighting from her position with Bosman Family Vineyards, which she joined shortly after completing her winemaking degree at Stellenbosch University, Williams has made an impressive debut with elegant expressions of Chardonnay and Syrah, with fruit sourced from the Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley in Hermanus. These are small production wines with tremendous promise.
Konpira Maru Gymkata Syrah 2019, Australia
The Gymkata is made from Shiraz picked nice and early from a single vineyard in Killmore, Victoria. Made with low levels of intervention but high levels of care, this bright and bouncy red wine is begging for a chill. It's flecked with pepper and herb notes, sits light a crisp in the mouth. A new school version of the good old Shiraz grape.
Misfit Cycle Buff Beauty Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Australia
2019 marks the first vintage of this wine that Malbec doesn’t enter the fray. Malbec has become the unicorn’s unicorn as of late and tracking it down is like landing a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle on release. The label has seen a minor update as the ladies have fended off their would-be-stalkers to show they are brave, strong, independent and still quite feisty. Cabernet Sauvignon (Bouchet) is the supporting actress to Sereen (Shiraz) for the 2019 vintage. Sereen and Boushay are two charming femme fatales who continue to outwit and outlast whatever comes their way. The freedom that the motorcycle represents is reflected in the independent selection of whatever grapes make sense for the given vintage. This duo has overcome all stereotypes and ultimately has the last, and best, laugh. The grapes were harvested and destemmed/lightly crushed. The juice spent two weeks on the skins with frequent pumpovers and when the wine went dry it was basket pressed to French barriques.