In a nutshell: A biodynamic Syrah from Stellenbosch
The lowdown: A rich South African Syrah with hints of black pepper and spice. This vintage of Waterkloof's Circumstance biodynamic Syrah has some great old school Northern Rhone qualities about it that we just loved. Lots of great natural acidity giving the wine a fine, minerally and fresh backbone weighted out with bright fruits and hints of black pepper. An elegant and charismatic wine, like all of Waterkloof's are, that is a pleasure to drink.
When to drink: Great with red meats, lamb and hearty casseroles.
Founded by Paul Boutinot in 2004, Waterkloof is a family-owned, organic, biodynamic and WWF Biodiversity Champion farm perched high up on the windswept Schapenberg, overlooking False Bay and The Atlantic Ocean.
Living soils, naturally low yields and a long growing season help provide talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard with naturally balanced grapes that are imbued with a truly defining sense of origin. Those grapes are then transformed into wine with a minimum of intervention. The resulting wines are fine, inimitable and best enjoyed with food.