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2011 SYRAH

WINEMAKING NOTES

This Syrah was grown on the stony soils on the lower terrace of Askerne Vineyard. The fruit was hand harvested on 13th April 2011 at around 20 brix. 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% older).

ANALYSIS

pH 3.65

TA 6.1g/l

Alcohol 12%

TASTING NOTES

Traditional winemaking techniques have produced this lighter style Syrah that exhibits blackberry and plum aromas on the nose with white pepper and floral notes. The palate is of medium weight and displays cherry and cassis characters. Great with Italian dishes and spicy Mexican food.