Rudera Syrah 2012
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Chris Keet
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 15.0 %vol
pH : 3.48
RS : 1.7 g/l
Total Acid : 5.9 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.57 g/l
Appellation : Western Cape
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Taste : Fruity


Accolades

The Rudera Syrah has achieved the following accolades:

  •  Rudera Syrah 2011 rated 4½ in the John Platter South African Wines Guide 2014 edition
  • The Rudera Syrah 2001 scored Gold at Veritas 2002; Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, Issue 145 reviewed the 2001 as 88/100; and John Platter South African Wines Guide 2003, awarded the 2001 vintage 4 stars.
  • The 2002 vintage scored 89/100 in The Wine Spectator of June 30, 2005; and 4 stars in John Platter South African Wines Guide 2005.
  • The 2003 vintage scored 88/100 in The Wine Spectator February 2006 under 'New Releases'; and the 2003 vintage scored 4 stars  in John Platter South African Wines Guide 2005.
  • John Platter South African Wines Guide 2007 rated the 2004 vintage 4 stars; and The Wine Spectator scored the Rudera Syrah 2004 as 89/100 in January 2007.
  • John Platter South African Wines Guide 2009 rated the 2005 vintage 4 stars.
  • The Platter's South African Wines Guide 2010 rated the Syrah 2006 vintage 4½ stars.
  • The Platter's South African Wines Guide 2011 rated the Syrah 2009 vintage 4½ stars.
  • The Platter's South African Wines Guide 2013 rated the Syrah 2010 vintage 4½ stars.
  • In March 2013, the Rudera Syrah 2003 vintage was among the Top 3 Ten years old South African Red wines in the RE:CM 10 Year Old Wine Awards.
Tasting Notes

Rich, dark delicious wild horse of a wine, bursting with a nose of plums, black berries and ripe red cherries, elegantly integrated with hints of smoky bacon and new leather aromas. Bold and full-bodied on the palate, with a touch of black pepper and a lingering creamy mocha finish, classically encapsulated by maturation in new French Oak barrels.

Ageing Potential

Drinking exceptionally well now and will reward two to six years in bottle.

Blend Information
100% Shiraz
Food Suggestions

Rudera Syrah pairs well with big meat dishes such as springbok steaks with a rich plum sauce or barbequed beef or even duck. It will also match well with hearty dishes such as winter stews and potjiekos.

In The Vineyard

Grapes were sourced from Simonsberg vineyards in Stellenbosch. All these vineyards are trellised on a four-wire Perold system. Drip irrigation is available to combine canopy management with stress management.

About The Harvest

Handpicked grapes were brought in late in February at 24,6 brix.

In The Cellar

Sorting was done in the vineyard, followed by bunch selection in the cellar before crush.
The pH was 3.2 with a titratable acid of 7,4 g/l.
Total production was 6,4 tons per hectare (43hl/ha).


Other Vintages
Rudera Syrah 2012 Chris Keet Shiraz
Rudera Syrah 2011 Chris Keet Shiraz
Rudera Syrah 2010 . Shiraz
Rudera Syrah 2009 . Shiraz
Rudera Syrah 2006 . Shiraz
Rudera Syrah 2005 . Shiraz
Rudera Syrah 2004 . Shiraz
Rudera Syrah 2003 . Shiraz
Rudera Syrah 2002 . Shiraz
Rudera Syrah 2001 . Shiraz

Tel: +27.218828214      Email: info@rudera.co.za  
Rudera Wines, Jonkershoek Valley , Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa