Kottabos, Grenache Syrah
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Kottabos, Grenache Syrah - 2021

Item # 47292 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
$263.52 $237.17/ Case of 12
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.

Tasting Notes

A medium-bodied dry red from Stellenbosch, this blend was grown on quartz and volcanic soils. Freshness and acidity from the Grenache meld with structure and earthiness from the Syrah. Pair with frikkadels.

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Staff Pick Notes

The producer of this wine, Reenen Borman is known for his interest in experimenting different wine techniques. In this case, the two grape varieties used, Grenache and Syrah were fermented separately with the whole cluster for ten days on skin. After eleven months in large barrels, the wine was bottled unfiltered. The result is very pleasant: red fruit flavors from Grenache, smooth peppery notes from Syrah are supported by a great body a gentle smokiness, earthiness and texture. This wine could be a good choice if paired with spicy food!


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