Products tagged “Rall Wines”

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Rall Syrah 2021

"This first release of the Syrah made from one of the schist vineyards used for the Ava, was picked early, fermented naturally with 50% whole bunches and aged only in concrete to preserve the primary fruit and crunchy tannins of Syrah. This wine is all about the freshness while still layered and structured even at a modest alc of only 12.5%" - Winemaker's notes

Rall Noa 2021

"The maiden release of Noa. After trial and error on a number of potential old Chenin vineyards grown on the granite soils of the Paardeberg the past few years this 2.1ha site planted in the 1960’s immediately stood out above the rest. As well as now contributing to the Rall white, a selection from this vineyard gets bottled separately for Noa. The grapes were picked earlier than the other parcels and fermented and aged in concrete egg to add texture while still keeping the wine in a very fresh and almost primary state until bottling after 10 months. The result is a wine with great tension, fine texture and racy, lime like acidity. 1923 bottles produced" - Wienemaker's notes

Rall Red 2020 Magnum

“Syrah 70%; Grenache 12%; Carignan 10% and Cinsault 8%. Black and purple fruit, herbs and pepper from nearly 100% whole-bunch fermentation and a fresh, savoury palate. Matured in old French oak for 10 months before being bottled unfined and almost unfiltered with a further 18 month bottle maturation before release this wine will definitely reward patience and gain complexity over the next decade. 9185 bottles produced” – Winemaker’s notes

Rall “Ava” Syrah 2021

"Like the Chenin of the same name, this wine is now made from 2 Schist vineyards around the Riebeeksrivier and the Kasteelberg regions in the Swartland. The Ava is a tiny selection of Syrah on the most extreme and low yielding sites I work with. Fermented with 100% whole bunches and matured in seasoned French oak to truly express the place and soil on which it’s grown. Now its 5th release this 2021 is one of the freshest but at the same time one of the most structured vintages to date. It starts with a very delicate nose of purple flowers, fynbos, herbs, even tea and fine spice from the whole bunches. The palate is dense with real fruit intensity and a long savoury finish. Like with the red patience will be rewarded over the next 10 years or more, 1907 bottles produced." - Winemaker's notes

Rall “Ava” Chenin Blanc 2021

"The 2021 vintage is a selection from the same 2 vineyards around the Kasteelberg and Riebeeksrivier areas used in 2020. Extremely low yields again give this wine texture without losing the energy that so easily happens to white wines grown on these relentless schist soils. A restraint nose of yellow stone fruit, citrus and hay backed by a very mineral driven palate and a dry, almost pithy finish makes this vintage of Ava chenin the most balanced and my favourite to date. 1307 bottles produced" - Winemaker's notes

Rall Grenache Blanc 2021

"The main objective for me has always been to make a wine that reflects the fresher and lighter side of this variety. At only 12.5% the 2021 is fine, focussed and has some real energy about it. The main components were sourced from the same high altitude bush vines in the Piekenierskloof but this year for the first time around 10% included in the blend was a small new “stok by paaltjie” vineyard planted on schist right up against the Kasteelberg in the Swartland. Like the other white wines in the range, the grapes are whole-bunch pressed and transferred without settling straight to the vessels for fermentation. This vintage spent 8 months on the primary lees in concrete eggs and amphorae before bottling. 4250 bottles produced" - Winemaker's notes

Rall Cinsault 2021

"Still the first and only Cinsault blanc bottling available and made from the last 0.2ha of old vines in existence of this forgotten grape. Now in its 5th vintage it’s a wine that gets better every year as we learn more about this vineyard and the variety. In this vintage an almost 50/50 split of the fruit from Darling old vines and bush vines from the Swartland. Both vineyards are grown on iron rich clay soils. Semi-carbonic fermentation occurs naturally using 100% whole-bunches before aging for 8 months in a combination of concrete and seasoned French oak. The 2021 has a slightly darker profile with lively acidity, crunchy tannins, loads of bright red fruit and alc of only 12%. 4390 bottles produced" - Winemaker's notes

Rall Red 2020

"Syrah 70%; Grenache 12%; Carignan 10% and Cinsault 8%. Black and purple fruit, herbs and pepper from nearly 100% whole-bunch fermentation and a fresh, savoury palate. Matured in old French oak for 10 months before being bottled unfined and almost unfiltered with a further 18 month bottle maturation before release this wine will definitely reward patience and gain complexity over the next decade. 9185 bottles produced" - Winemaker's notes