SURVIVOR Terroir Range

Survivor Syrah 2021

(1 customer review)


This intense dark coloured wine has a pungent rich nose of liquorice and black fruits with nuances of cloves, thyme and white pepper. With the aromas being so expressive, one would expect a bold palate, but on the contrary. Being full-bodied and well-structured these aromas are tamed and lay to rest on a layered palate that has a lot to give. With a long and lingering finish, this wine will ask questions of why you haven’t purchased more.

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SKU: 6003747002058-1 Range:

Winemaking Techniques

Harvesting occurred at optimal ripeness of 25.2° Balling. Picking was done by hand in the early morning to ensure that the grapes arrived cool at the cellar. Cold soaking was done for 24 hours before inoculation. Extraction was done by means of pump-overs every 4 hours. Fermentation lasted for 10 days and temperatures peaked at 25°C. Skins were pressed and the gently pressed wine was blended with free-run. The wine underwent MLF in 300 and 500 litre French oak barrels of which 20% was new and the rest 2nd and 3rd fill and then matured for 18 months before it was racked, ned and bottled.


Grapes were sourced from low yielding trellised vineyards on deep red Hutton and Oakleaf soils, as well as bush vine vineyards grown on decomposed granite, located in the Swartland. The age of the trellised vineyard is 8 years and that of the bush vine block, 15 years old.

Vintage Conditions

Bud break was 5 to 7 days later compared to the 2020 vintage, leading to later flowering and a late start to the 2021 season. Rain and cold weather conditions at the beginning of November had a very positive effect on set and was a contributing factor to a better 2021 season. The cool summer conditions gave a slow start and grapes reached phenolic ripeness 3-4 weeks later. These factors contributed to more spicy nuances with great fruit intensity and more favourable chemical analysis.

Food Pairing

Rack of Karoo lamb with rosemary, barbequed to perfection.
Oxtail potjie (SA style stew)
Roquefort Cheese

Appellation: Swartland
Varieties: 100% Syrah
Harvest Date: March | Vintage: 2021

ALC: 14.64% | RS: 3.4g/l | pH: 3.67 | TA: 5.3g/l

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  1. Had this wine with a Porterhouse steak and what a great creation of elegance. The first sniff was typically Swartland Syrah but after a sip the wine reminded me of France. This is precision winemaking.
    Thank you Survivor for taking me back to memory lane

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