In 1995, the Gabb family purchased their beautiful Journey’s End vineyard in the Stellenbosch winelands. From the beginning their focus has been on ethically and sustainably producing delicious premium wines. Supporting the local Sir Lowry’s Pass Village community is also key. In 2020, they launched a foundation which now provides over 30,000 meals a week to those in need.
Nestled amongst the Schapenberg hills, on 350 million-year-old decomposed granite soils, their vines grow in one of the most prestigious terroirs in South Africa. As well as fantastic views, the vineyards benefit from the cooling and cleansing south-easterly wind, known locally as the ‘Cape Doctor’, which comes in from nearby False Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The grapes for this Syrah were handpicked from block 13, nestled 180m above sea level behind a row of pine trees which serve as a wind break. The block was picked very slowly and carefully from midday into the afternoon to ensure warmer grape temperatures upon intake. All leaves and excess stem are removed from the bunch before being processed.
The Griffin is a mythical creature symbolising divine power. The Griffin is a part of the Gabb’s Welsh heritage, and can be found on the Gabb Family Crest.
Journey’s End The Griffin Syrah 2017
A youthful yet complex wine displaying violets and cherry with white pepper on the nose. The use of American oak adds subtle caramel notes as well as pallet weight and mouthfeel. Although rich and succulent, silky polished tannins provide structure and an elegant lingering finish which will develop well in the bottle up until 2026.
6 in stock.
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