2011 Syrah Gladstone

TASTING NOTE May 2013
Depending on the glass, this Syrah shows lovely spicy flavours of pepper and cloves underlined with cherry and blackberry flavours. On the palate spicy (white pepper) and fruity (cherry) at the same time. Still a little young with slightly drying tannins promising a high aging potential.

WINEMAKER’S NOTE
Vintage 2011 was a normal vintage. To produce a high quality red wine a lot of intensive manual vineyard work like de-leafing and reducing the crop is neccessary. For this wine we reduced the crop strictly of one cluster per shoot. We do handpicking and select the berries again on a sorting table in the winery to ensure that only the sane berries are manufactured to wine. The fermentation on the skins took three weeks to extract the colour and supple tannins. After fermentation the wine was aged for 14 months in new (50%) and used (50%) oak. We bottled the wine in September 2011.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS
grilled meat, game, beaf, lamb

 

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