12 Wines of Christmas...Wine #5 revealed
The 5th wine of our 12 Wines of Christmas is our 2019 Syrah. Sometimes after a long week, you just need a good bottle of wine to enjoy without thinking. It’s Friday - pour yourself a glass, turn on some music, sit back and relax. Cheers!
2019 was a cooler than normal vintage in the Okanagan. Because of this, we aimed to showcase the more delicate, feminine side of cool-climate Syrah. We feel that by lessening the maceration time and new oak for this wine, we were able to capture a fresher, more vibrant style of Syrah that is still complex and full of flavour, but perhaps a bit more approchable, and very food-friendly.
Hand-harvested grapes were sorted, destemmed into 1-ton open-top fermenters. After a 3-day cold soak, both whole-berry ferments were warmed and inoculated with selected yeasts. The ferments were punched down 2-4 times daily and as soon as the primary ferment had finished, were pressed into French oak barrels (35% new). After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for an additional 15 months on fine lees before being blended together and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Varietals: 100% Syrah
Alcohol: 13.8% alc./vol.
Residual Sugar: 1.7 g/L
Total Acidity: 6.3 g/L
Harvest Dates: Oct 18, 2019
Bottling Date: June 2021
Release Date: September 2021