This is a massive, complex Syrah with a dark, almost black, colour and good tannins. The peppery, ripe Syrah fruit is gently offset by the sour cherry and wild mint of the Mavrodaphne.
Wine Maker Notes
A world class and limited production red wine made from Syrah 85% and Mavrodaphne 15%. After harvest, fermentation and color extraction take place in an open stainless steel vat. In order to achieve the desired color and flavor, pumping over is performed ever four hours for ten days. Once fermentation is complete, it undergoes malolactic fermentation. Once complete, the wine is transferred to French oak barrels, where the wine is left to mature for seven months. The resulting wine is a complex Syrah with a deep purple color that is almost black when the wine is young. Typical characteristics of Syrah, such as spice and pepper are detected almost instantly on the nose. The small amount of Mavrodaphne in this wine can be detected on the nose with a softness that rounds out the spiciness of the Syrah.
Excellent with rich meat dishes, game, and strong cheeses.