2018 Syrah 'Young Vines'
Medium vibrant ruby in colour. Lilacs, fennel, tar and loads of white pepper on the nose. Full bodied but not heavy with dark berry fruit, sweet herbs and peppery soil on the palate. Full, fine tannins and medium acidity carry the finish. Have no troubles drinking this over the next year or two though it will be fine to cellar for up to 5 years or so. Drink Now - 2025+
Vineyard: Planted in 2007 on granite bedrock and glacial till in the southern quadrant of the property. 100% Namarata Village.
Wine Making: Hand-picked on October 15th 2018. De-stemmed. Half was pressed after a five day cold soak while the other half underwent ferment on the skins. Basket pressed. Malolactic occurred in neutral French barrique. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in March 2020.