Petite Sirah is known for its intense colour and flavour as well as tannin. It seems to ripen well in Stellenbosch conditions with excellent natural acidity and relatively low pH. Because it has a lot of tannin, the wines need soft handling in the cellar and also fairly oxidative handling when young. The 2015 was a very dry year year, resulting in very rich, soft wines. Many winemakers consider it to be one of the best vintages of the past 20 years. Because of the low pH and firm tannin that is inherent in this variety, the wines should age well with careful cellaring. When young they can greatly benefit from a decanting.
85% Petite Sirah, 8% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Franc