- Silver - 2016 All Canadian Wine Championship
The growing season began three weeks later than normal and cooler than average temperatures resulted in delayed budding and flowering of the wines .With autumn arriving earlier than expected, grapes were left hanging longer in order to develop the fruit flavors, powerful tannins and a firm acid backbone that will give the wines from this vintage a long life.
2013 SYRAH is smooth, complex balanced and elegant. A spicy and floral wine rich in blackberry and currant, with hints of pepper and licorice with a nice full bodied finish. A French style wine with soft vanilla and toffee notes that complement the fruit with medium to firm tannins.
- Release Date: November 22, 2016
- Price: $29
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- Production: only 400 cases
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Pairs well with roasted beef, grilled striploin or steaks, chicken, pork, grilled lamb and rich game meats and medium and strong cheeses.
Temperature control during fermentation,extended skin contact and Pneumatge twice a day give this wine rich colour and extraction with great complexity and balance. The wine was aged for 14 months in new and 2 year old barrels, 80% French and 20% American. The wine is enjoyable now and will continue to improve with careful cellaring for 5 to 8 years.