100.00000 2015A single vineyard organically grown Syrah from the Voor-Paardeberg. 100% whole bunch fermented with the whole vintage bottled in Magnums. The Story
A single vineyard organically grown Syrah from the Voor-Paardeberg. When you make Shiraz in a more European style the idea is to present the vineyard and the grapes in as pure a way as possible, not interfering with the taste of the grapes at all.
To take terroir to the next level, one wants to put everything that comes from the vineyard into the wine. So why remove the stems? It is part of the grapes and terroir. So I decided to do a trial in 2014. The grapes for this wine comes from a Organically farmed vineyard in the Voor-Paardeberg. When we picked the grapes, I took a bunch and stripped the stem clean. I tasted the berries, but also ate the stem. Pure spice, so interesting. So my thoughts were: If I ferment this wine with about 30% of the stems in the wine (you call this whole bunch fermentation) I could get some of that exciting spice into the Syrah. So I chucked 33.33333% of the grapes into a fermentation vessel and crushed it with my feet. Hence the name 33.33333.
Now in 2015 the stems were even riper. The ripest I have ever tasted stems. So we did 100% whole bunch fermentation. The grapes went into a open tank. I foot stomped the grapes and it fermented naturally. It aged in old French oak for 12 months and bottles in 1.5 litre Magnums. Why, I am not sure - it was if the personality of the wine demanded huge bottles.
The label is a pencil sketch I did on a piece of paper I deliberately spilled a cup of tea on. It is a picture of a camera taking a shot of a stem. So in the original artwork for the 2014 vintage the camera’s lens was exposed to 33.333333 % of the stem. The rest were blocked out. In 2015 I took the original artwork, removed the blackout 70% so that the camera takes a picture of 100% of the stem. Crossed the 33.333 out and added 100.00000 as the new name.Technical InformationVintage: 2015How to order
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