Cape Winemakers Guild

Graham Beck The Catalyst Syrah 2005

The grapes were picked at phenolic ripeness, cool soaked for 3 days at 12 degrees C and then inoculated with selected yeast strain. At the start of fermentation, the grapes were pressed in a traditional basket press direct into 6 new ‘CATALYST’ barrels for rest of alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. The wine underwent two rackings during maturation of 18 months in the barrel. ‘CATALYST’ is a reference to the origins of French Oak used in the make-up of the barrel. Tasting note: Great primary fruit character with plums and spice on the nose; with touches of mocha and tobacco on the palate. Nice integration between wood and fruit with a powerful complexity. Lingering, lasting creamy texture. Great for 2010.

Winemaker: Pieter Ferreira

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 1 000.00
  • Lowest: R 800.00
  • Average: R 888.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 216
  • Cases Auctioned 84


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