Syrah 2012

Syrah 2012

Syrah 2012Made from a combination of Chave and Mass selection clones from our home vineyard in the Bridge Pa Winegrowing Region. This vintage is classical Ash Ridge Syrah, floral, silky and intense with characteristic pepper and spice notes, another great wine from this wonderful vineyard.

Colour:  Deep and vibrant, dark ruby with a purple hue.

Aroma: Lifted and fragrant, with classic floral notes. Intense aromas of boysenberries and voilets.

Palate: Intense flavours of blackberries, spice and pepper, smooth tannins and a lingering finish

Harvested on – 26th April 2012

Winemaking – Hand harvested and gently destemmed into opentop fermenters with a high proportion of whole berries. The must was hand plunged three times a day for the duration of the fermentation, and then pressed off. The wine was  transferred to older French oak barrels where it matured for 10 months before bottling.

Bottled on – 10th February 2013

Drink – Now or cellar 5-8 years.