At Devon Crest Vineyard just outside Stellenbosch, Meinert Wines are made in limited volumes. Each wine takes its journey from vine to barrel with much science, care and creativity to ensure uniqueness and individual character.
Synchronicity is their flagship wine, and is regarded as the annual reflection of this prime Devon Valley site. They select the best batches of each of the varietals and blend according to the strengths of each vintage, seeking complexity and balance. The vines which grow in red-brown deep rich soils, are between 4 (Petit Verdot) to 24 years old and receive no irrigation. Average yield 4.5 tons/ha.
The must is fermented with natural yeasts, aged in separate batches in mostly new French oak for about six months, then blended and matured for a further 18 months. Polished with a light egg white fining and bottled in December 2014.
The 2013 Synchronicity is one of the greats, alongside 2009 and 2003, and perhaps 2015. Beautiful rich colour, deep and bright. Still taught and a little enigmatic in youth it should begin to reveal its true character from 2018 onwards. An elegant, fresh vintage, one that should age until at least 2030. Suggestions fort foods to match this wine to include prime rib steak with a balsamic reduction, roasted springbok loin (we recommend venison as an alternative to springbok!) marinated in spices and red wine, oven roasted wild guinea fowl with a Synchronicity reduction sauce.