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2009 SYRAH

WINEMAKING NOTES

This Syrah was grown on the stony soils on the lower terrace of Askerne Vineyard. The fruit was hand-harvested on 28th April. It was picked at an average of 23.2 Brix. It was destemmed and crushed, then macerated and fermented in tank with 3% Viognier. 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

pH 3.68

TA 6.8g/l

Residual Sugar ˂1g/l

Alcohol 13%

TASTING NOTES

Traditional winemaking techniques have produced this classical red wine that exhibits blackberry and cassis aromas with floral and white pepper undertones on the nose which follow through into the fruity, well rounded palate. Aging potential 3 to 5 years. A good accompaniment for venison or lamb.