Elegant and complex, full-bodied, fragrant and fresh – the maiden vintage of De Grendel Op die Berg Syrah is a distinctive wine grown in one of South Africa’s highest, and coldest, winemaking districts.
The grapes from the Op Die Berg vineyards are delivered to the De Grendel cellar in Durbanville where they are destemmed before crushing to reduce tannic influence and undergo aerated pump overs in closed tanks to preserve freshness, while extended skin contact develops full body and the wine’s deep, brilliant colour.
Op Die Berg Syrah 2019 has a distinctive deep purple hue with a bright, inky violet rim. The nose is shy at first but opens beautifully into youthful, fresh, clean aromas of white pepper. The flavours are leafy and herbal, buchu, rosemary, with allspice and pepper complemented by the smooth, ripe, well-integrated tannins – an extremely elegant wine with lots of finesse.
Offering superb drinking pleasure on release, the wine will reward careful cellaring for up to 8 to 10 years.