Gabriëlskloof is a family-owned-and-run wine estate just outside Botrivier. The farm and vineyards were established in 2000, with our first vintage made in the cellar in 2009. Some years on, we are confident that as our roots dig ever deeper into Botrivier, our understanding of the terroir will grow, along with wines that elegantly, understatedly, simply speak for themselves.
The Syrah is part of the Gabriëlskloof range of wines, together with our Sauvignon Blanc, Rosebud, Chenin Blanc, and The Blend. This range offers a selection of boutique style wines that always over-deliver on quality and value.
Climate & Viticulture
The 2019 vintage is one of exceptional quality across the board. Conditions were cool leading up to harvest with the drought easing but still generally dry leading to another year with low yields – resulting in concentrated, characterful and age- worthy wines.
Following careful hand-picking, bunches were destemmed and transferred to fermentation tanks using a gravity system, allowing whole berry fermentation. Naturally fermented and aged 18 months in older French barrique.
Elegantly perfumed with notes of both black and maraschino cherries, star anise and white pepper. A full-bodied palate shows wild strawberry and cassis against a fresh acidity, with supple tannins allowing a smooth, rounded mouthfeel.
Alcohol: 14.65 %
Residual sugar: 2.1 g/l
Total Acid: 5.6 g/l