2011 Syrah

Awards


  • Silver - 2014 Canadian National Wine Awards
  • Silver - 2017 InterVin, International Wine Awards
  • Silver - 2013 National Wine Awards of Canada
  • Silver - 2014 Okanagan Wine Festival

The growing season began three weeks later than normal and cooler than average temperatures resulted in delayed buding 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.

Winemaker's Notes

2011 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.

Details

  • Release Date:
  • Price: $29
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  • Production: only 550 cases
  • Availability:
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  • Blend: Syrah 100%
  • Alcohol 12.8%, RS 1.0 g/L, PH 3.87, TA 6.0g/L
  • CSPC: 492561

Food Pairing

Pairs well with roasted beef, grilled striploin or steaks, chicken, pork, grilled lamb and rich game meats and medium and strong cheeses.

Wine Making

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.