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2018 Renaissance Syrah

2018 Renaissance Syrah
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SKU: 649889-18

Darkest purple nearing black in colour with a brighter purple brim. The nose is expressive showing classic aromas of earth, leather, black pepper, cured meat, dark berries, and the faintest floral lift. The palate is tight but broad showing flavours of black fruit, freshly cracked black pepper, leather, and oak spice. The finish is long and proudly showing multi-layered tannins and natural acidity which should ensure a long life ahead for this wine.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Okanagan Falls
Harvest Date
Oct 30, 2018
Acid
6.25 g/L
pH
3.5
Aging
Decant and drink now, or cellar for enjoyment from 2022-2028.
Bottling Date
June 2020
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Darkest purple nearing black in colour with a brighter purple brim. The nose is expressive showing classic aromas of earth, leather, black pepper, cured meat, dark berries, and the faintest floral lift. The palate is tight but broad showing flavours of black fruit, freshly cracked black pepper, leather, and oak spice.  The finish is long and proudly showing multi-layered tannins and natural acidity which should ensure a long life ahead for this wine.
Vineyard Notes
Amalia Vineyard - Osoyoos
Production Notes
Hand-harvested grapes were sorted, destemmed and partially crushed into two 1-ton open-top fermenters (one with 5% raisinated viognier inclusion). After a 3-day cold soak, both ferments (30% whole berry) were warmed and inoculated with selected yeasts. The ferments were punched down 3 times daily by hand, and then after 14 days of skin contact were pressed into French oak barrels (1 new 500L puncheon & 2 3rd-fill 228L barriques). After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for an additional 15 months on fine lees before being blended together. This wine is set to be bottled unfined and unfiltered in June, 2020.
Winemaker Notes
Our 3rd Renaissance Syrah was produced from fruit sourced from a single vineyard on the West Side of Osoyoos. Amalia Vineyard is the ideal location to produce high quality Syrah as it is hot enough to ensure complete physiological ripening but protected by the mountain shadows ensuring the fruit maintains natural acidity balance and varietal aromas. A touch of co-fermented Viognier was also used to lift the beautiful aromatics ever-so-slightly, and set its highly pigmented colour.
Food Pairing Notes
Classic: cured meats, steak, lamb, brisket, heavily seasoned dishes with black pepper, aged cheeses, sausage, grilled meat Adventurous: grilled eggplant, Asian dishes with plum sauce, pulled pork, stir-fried pork, red wine-braised octopus, venison, veal, seared tuna
Other Notes
100 cases