A terrific example of cool climate Syrah, this is our most award-winning wine with a gold medal at the 2010 Ontario Cuvée Awards and a silver medal at the 2009 Canadian Wine Awards. Our Syrah will not disappoint!
Dense, deep purple in colour with aromas of black pepper, eucalyptus, vanilla, cola, lavender and an unmistakable earthiness. Rich on the palate with ripe tannins, good acidity and a long finish with black cherry flavours.
The Syrah grapes harvested in late October were destemmed and minimally crushed upon arrival to the winery. After a short cold soak, the wine underwent an extended maceration before being gently pressed into both French and American oak. After aging for eighteen months in barrel on lees, the barrels which best displayed the varietal characteristics of Syrah were chosen for this blend through a series of blind tastings. Assembled and bottled without fining or filtration.
Gold - 2010 Ontario Cuvée Awards
Silver - 2009 Canadian Wine Award
4 stars (out of 4) This highly praised Syrah was celebrated for its core of black cherry/sweet dark fruit and spice and pepper notes. Tasters noted that the palate revealed a little earth 'rusticity', noticeable oak, plumy, rich fruit, good acidity and enjoyable tannins. – Christopher Waters, Vines Magazine, Intervin Buyers Guide
With premium fruit from a near-perfect vintage sourced from 2 separate vineyards, this bursts from the glass with involved aromas of dark briary berry, forest floor, black pepper and mixed herb/spice notes. Profound flavours of spiced black plum and succulent mulberry coat the palate. It’s medium-full bodied, generously textured with good complexity and a lingering fruity, toasty finish wrapped in firm tannin. Rich, concentrated and full of promise, it’s lovely now and will reward careful cellaring—drink 2012 to 2016. Order for daily home or office delivery from Fielding. - Vic Harradine, www.winecurrent.com
Cooperage: 76% French and 24% American oak barriques and hogsheads (40% new oak).
Residual Sugar: 3.0g/l (sugar code=0)
Will drink best 2011 to 2016. Decant in its youth.