Amistad Syrah 2013 Magnum

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Amistad is the Spanish word for “Friendship”.

The clasped hands depict a strong bond of brotherly love and friendship that runs deeper than most.

This wine is best shared with someone who deserves your friendship, and you deserve theirs. Take your time, enjoy the wine, saviour the friendship and solve the world’s problems.

Best paired with Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits




Wine:                             Amistad Syrah 2013

Wine of Origin:             100% Franschhoek

Bottling date:                23 October 2015

Production:                   4703 x 750ml and 250 x 1500ml

Technical Analysis:

Alcohol             Extract              Ph        TA        VA        FSO2    TSO2    RS

14.04%vol.        29.0g/l             3.70     5.10g/l 0.58g/l 45mg/l 90mg/  1.97g/ll

Source of Grapes:

The fruit for our 2013 Amistad Syrah was selected from five vineyard sites in the Franschhoek valley. Each vineyard is chosen to contribute a specific profile to the final blend, i.e. colour, tannin, fruit or spice.

Harvest dates: Mid Feb – Mid March 2012


All our fruit is hand-picked and chilled in our cold room overnight. The following day they are destemmed and transferred to 500kg fermentation bins or barrels for fermentation. We do not crush our berries, and 15-25% whole bunches are added to each ferment. 30mg/l SO2 is added at this stage, and no other chemical additions (acid, enzymes or tannins) are made. The grape must is allowed to macerate for 3-4days before fermentation starts spontaneously. Fermentation lasts for 7-12days at a maximum of 28°C. To extract colour, flavour and tannin from the grape skins, the must is mixed by hand 2-3 times daily according to extract and tannin development. A short post-ferment maceration is allowed to soften and focus tannins. At this stage, the wine is drained, and the skins are pressed using our old basket press and transferred directly to the barrel for malolactic fermentation and maturation. After completion of malolactic fermentation, the wine receives a racking to remove solids and an SO2 addition before being laid down for a 12month maturation period. At this stage, the final blend is assembled and allowed to mature for 15 months before bottling. The wine received a light egg white fining and filtration before bottling, decanting is recommended within the first 3-5 years.


The wine was matured for 27months in a combination of 225,300 and 500l French oak barrels. 10% new and the balance 5-8years old.

Tasting note:

This is the follow-up to our maiden 2012 Syrah; the wine shows notes of black currant and Ribena, cracked peppercorns, lavender and dried herbs. The palate is full-bodied with spicey edges, a silky texture and balanced acidity. The finish is dry with incredible longevity and lasting taste of wet stone, cinnamon and cherry. Best served a 16-18°C and will benefit from decanting in the first 3-5 years.



Let the wine of friendship never run dry – Les Misérables