Syrah Melville Vyd 2012

Lifted, perfumed and complex with flavors of plums, incense, and potpourri.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of Earl Grey tea, sage, rosemary, mint and crushed rose petals. Black cherries, pepper, mint, violets, and explosive spices on the palate. Saturated fruit on the palate with a rich, creamy finish and hints of minerality.

Food Pairing

Hoisin-glazed spare ribs, mushroom risotto, creamy cheeses like goat brie.

Tech Details

The Syrah blocks of the Melville Vineyard are planted entirely in sand, as deep as 20-feet in some locations and are harvested in mid-November. 50% whole-cluster fermentation and pressed with ultra-gentle stainless steel basket press in an 8-hour cycle. Fermented in small lots (2 tons) with native yeast only. Year-round barrel maturation at 55 degrees. No fining, no filtering, and only 1 racking and 1 SO2 addition prior to bottling. Aged for 24 months in 100% neutral oak and 12 months in bottle.
Varietal Composition:
100% Syrah
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