Platter Review: 4.5* (92 Points)
2019 Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge Gold Premium
2019 Wine Magazine Shiraz Report 2019 – 90
2019 Top Shiraz in Franschhoek / Franschhoek Valley District 2019
2019 China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 – Double Gold
SA Wine Index: 100 points
Syrah from Franschhoek contains a natural fruitiness that includes red berries and mulberry. The Durif provides colour, plum fruit and texture. One of the vineyard blocks well exposed to shade, yields black pepper spice, clearly noticeable on the palate. Wood flavours are well integrated and the palate has a creamy texture.
The full-bodied character of this wine harmonises perfectly with rich, flavourful dishes, grilled foods (including grilled vegetables), game dishes (particularly those incorporating stewed fruit and sweet aromatic spice components), peppercorn-crusted steaks and barbecued meat in a sticky, sweet sauce. The wine’s abundant fruit also latches onto the sweetness in jellies, chutneys or berry sauces.
La Motte Syrah red wine is a true expression of its Franschhoek terroir where micro-climates from the mountain slopes and valley floors add complexity to the wine’s elegant character. Syrah wine from Franschhoek contains a natural fruitiness that includes red berries and mulberry, while a small percentage Durif provides colour, plum fruit and texture.
The winery La Motte has been in existence since the 17th century and belongs to the oldest and most famous wineries in South Africa. Modern technology and an excellent training of the winemakers make sure that the wines meet the high standards of the estate every year.
When opened right away, the La Motte Syrah is a true pleasure since it already features fine aromas and a strong fruit character. Yet even after some years in the cellar, it will keep these aromas. Through the development in oak barrels, the La Motte Syrah can stay in the cellar for many years.
Alcohol: 13.69% vol
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