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2008 SYRAH

WINEMAKING NOTES

This Syrah made from Askerne Vineyard and was grown on the stony soils on the lower terrace of Askerne Vineyard. The fruit was hand-harvested on 2nd May 2008. It was destemmed and crushed, then macerated and fermented in tank. The wine was aged for 10 months in French oak barriques (a mix of 33% new, 33% 1 yr and 33% 2 yr old).

ANALYSIS

Alcohol 12%

TASTING NOTES

Traditional winemaking techniques have produced this classical red wine that exhibits floral, spice, pepper and dark juicy fruit characters on the nose which follow through into the palate. The palate is fruit driven with elegant weight and texture, good length and well supporting oak. Aging potential 3 to 5 years. A good accompaniment for venison or lamb.