Our Wines

Syrah

Syrah

Product Description

Our aim with our Syrah is to give true and complete expression to the Shale & Schist and Granite terroirs in which the vines grow. Approximately half the grapes are whole-bunch fermented and all fermentation is with indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged for 11 months in French oak, 15% new. The wine is bottled unfiltered and unfined.

Tasting Notes

This perfumed Syrah has notes of spicy citrus rind, refined black fruit, violets and lilies. The palate is elegant and restrained with a silky texture balanced by a fresh, natural acidity. The finish is long with supple tannins. Best served at 16 to 18 °C, this wine will greatly benefit from decanting if drunk within the first 3 to 5 years after bottling

Accolades
  • 2008 – 4.5 Stars Platter, 90 Wine Spectator
  • 2009 – 5 Stars Platter, 92 Wine Advocate
  • 2010 – 5 Stars and Platter’s Red Wine of the Year, 92+ Steve Tanzer
  • 2011 – 5 Stars Platter, 92 Wine Advocate
  • 2012 – 4.5 Stars Platter, 90 Wine Advocate
  • 2013 – 4.5 Stars Platter, 94 Wine Advocate, 91 Wine Spectator
  • 2014 – 4.5 Stars Platter, 93 Tim Atkin, 93 Jamie Goode