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New: 2017 Syrah Alter Ego

New: 2017 Syrah Alter Ego

Regular price $32.00

Overview

"Cool climate Syrah can be one of the most compelling styles of wine in the world. This wine is no exception. With its interesting blend of Syrah and Viognier it truly highlights why this style is so captivating".

Ben Minaker– Winemaker

Tasting Menu

This wine is an inky purple. It is very dark and opaque. On the nose black pepper, pipe tobacco and dark chocolate jump out of the glass. On the palate it is a little softer than expected but still showing some grippy tannins. With time the tannins in this wine will soften. As you swallow it finishes with a peppery aftertaste. Tasted September, 2018

Wine Making Note

This wine is a blend of Viognier and Syrah. The already pressed skins of the viognier were fermented with the Syrah creating a dark, intense red wine. It was pumped-over twice daily for 3 weeks. It was then pressed off and put to rest in barrels for 18 months.

Food Pairing

Try this wine with grilled rack of lamb. It would also be great with BBQ pepper encrusted steak.

Technical Note

Brix at harvest: avg 21.2

pH: 3.61

Total Acidity: 5.5g/L

Alcohol: 13.0 %

Sugar rating: 1.0 g/L

Cellaring: 3-7years