Tasting notes: False Bay Old School Syrah
Full yet elegant with bramble fruits and also some earth and meaty aromas. The palate is structured and elegant with fine tannins and a refreshing natural acidity.
Food Pairing: False Bay Old School Syrah
Syrah is ideal with spicy dishes, red meats and rich Mediterranean dishes.
Producer / Region
The grapes for False Bay Old School Syrah stem primarily from two vineyards in Stellenbosch. The attraction to these coastal, vineyards are the cooler temperatures and low yields of small, naturally balanced and concentrated berries. The wines are made by Waterkloof’s talented young Cellar-master Nadia Barnard. Balanced grapes are hand harvested and fermented spontaneously with wild yeast (a small portion whole-bunch) and then, raised in large wooden casks, with no additions other than sulphur as a preservative. Grown, made and bottled in South Africa.
Vegan friendly wine.
An independent company as False Bay Vineyards aims to make ‘real’ wine affordable. These are sustainable certified wines bottled in South Africa and naturally crafted from mature and often old vineyards that, crucially, are naturally in balance, this means that, unusually at the price, the grapes from these coastal gems can be transformed into wine with wild yeast and an absolute minimum of intervention.
False Bay Vineyards is proud to be a WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Biodiversity Champion and certified by WIETA (Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association). All of their wines are Vegan friendly.
Named after South Africa’s most iconic bay, which frames much of the country’s premium wine lands, the False Bay range of wines are crafted by Waterkloof Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard. Grapes from mature, often old and always naturally balanced vineyards are sourced from the Cape’s Coastal Region. Natural balance in the grapes is a pre-requisite as this sustainably certified and South African bottled varietal range is uniquely.