GabriëlskloofSyrah on Sandstone 2018Product code: 12016
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Gabriëlskloof Syrah on Sandstone wine hails from the fertile soils of South Africa's Bot River appellation. This exquisite vintage teases the senses with a vibrant ruby hue and sumptuous aromas of crunchy red fruit, elegantly entwined with subtle spicy notes. On the palate, it underlines graceful tannins and intense flavours of ripe plums and blackberries, balanced by sandstone soil's unique freshness. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a remarkable impression. Crafted using traditional methods, this wine showcases the volcanic terroir's raw beauty and the painstaking attention to detail that defines Gabriëlskloof's winemaking philosophy.
This wine has savoury aromas complemented by notes of blackberries, violets and crushed pepper. On the palate, the delicate fruit flavours are balanced by a subtle spiciness and silky tannins.
About the Winery
A journey to South Africa wouldn't be insightfully spent without an immersive experience at the Gabriëlskloof winery. Located on the outskirts of the Bot River village over an elevated hill, Gabriëlskloof offers an imposing vista of undulating vines enclosed by towering mountain ranges.
This captivating destination is foremost a family-run winery that takes pride in creating small volumes of superior quality wine. Deriving its name from an original settler in the region, Gabriël le Roux, the winery is rooted richly in history and crafts premium wine with an artful blending of traditional and modern techniques.
Stepping into the property, visitors are greeted by the elegant, modern main building constructed of raw, natural materials. Echoing the surrounding landscape, the architecture effortlessly creates a seamless synergy between man-made structures and the natural world. A state-of-the-art olive oil production facility is hosted alongside the winery revealing the multifaceted approach to their discerning palate.
The winery specialises in estate-grown hand-crafted wines that are evocative of the terroir’s diversity and richness. Varieties include the botanic series, the landscape series, and Gabriëlskloof rosebud. Each bottle embodies sophistication and a nuanced delicacy that is truly reflective of the Gabriëlskloof spirit.
Adding to the allure is the restaurant, whose menu is inspired by the richness of the local produce. Complementing their sublime wines, the restaurant provides a Mediterranean menu that is refreshed per season.
Undoubtedly, Gabriëlskloof winery is a sanctuary where discerning connoisseurs can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and bask in the unspoilt beauty of the landscape. Its a place that entwines an authentic South African winemaking heritage with modern, sustainable practices that aim to preserve such inheritances for future generations.
Therefore, a trip to the Gabriëlskloof winery is more than just a simple tasting experience; it’s a chance to revel in the rhythm of nature harnessed by the mastery of fine winemaking, where every sip is sublime poetry of earth nurtured by human hands.