Dorrance Cuvée Ameena Syrah 2016, Western Cape, South Africa
Dry red wine, 75cl. Full bodied 100% Syrah from Western Cape, South Africa. 13.5% ABV. Vegetarian
This flawless 100% Syrah 2016 illustrates the joy of vividly pure sweet fruit underpinned by spicy, supple tannins. Combo of Perdeberg/Elgin grapes, this beautiful Syrah is an elegantly restrained style offering appetizing nod to Northern Rhône.
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020
'This is very well controlled and elegant considering the power of fruit, with eucalyptus, fresh earth and mocha notes joining crushed, tart cranberry and fresh red currant, with some mouth-watering acidity.' Tim Handley, Royal Automobile Club. 'Elegant red and black juicy fruit, with soft tannings and lively acidity.' Vivienne Franks, Aspects of Wine.
Producer Profile Dorrance
Born and raised in France, from a Calvados family, Christophe Durand moved to Cape Town in 1995. Initially working as a supplier of premium French wine barrels, he became more and more involved in winemaking, eventually combining his knowledge and passion for fines wines to create Dorrance Wines. A strong proponent of tradition, Christophe’s philosophy is to interact as little as possible with the grapes, leaving each cuvée to reflect the elegance of its terroir. The Dorrance portfolio includes stunning vineyards from across the Western Cape.