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Small Lots Syrah 2017

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Sandhill Estate Vineyard - 22 Barrels

Small Lots Syrah 2017

• Deep purple black colour with a lovely bouquet of baked blue plum and black cherry fruit, mingling with violet, charred oak, sweet spice and melted dark chocolate.
•  This full-bodied wine has soft yet drying tannins, great structure, and plenty of juicy, dark fruit flavours, accented by notes of dark chocolate.
•  Wonderful warming notes of black tea, cocoa powder, black currant, black cherry, spice, vanilla extract and oak linger on the finish.
•  Serve with spiced London broils; braised meats; rosemary lamb dishes; herbes de Provence scented roasted potatoes; steak with peppercorn sauce; bean and lentil stews; spiced veggie lentil burger; aged Beemster Gouda.

A cool, wet spring gave way to a late start to the growing season, which led directly into a hot summer with a record breaking dry spell. This accelerated the ripening, bringing the fruit back on track. September brought cooler weather, slowing the ripening and allowing a good window for picking. This resulted in wines that are more balanced with lower alcohols and higher natural acidity. Overall, the 2017 vintage was lower in heat units than 2016 but still higher than average.

" The 2017 Syrah from Robert and Nathan Goltz’s Sandhill Estate Vineyard shows concentration of dark fruit, floral notes, silky tannins and beautiful balance, unique to this site. This vintage is of a long line of distinguished vintages that have won top awards; in particular, the 2013 vintage won Silver at the prestigious Syrah du Monde in the Northern Rhone Valley of France, and the 2016 vintage won Gold medals at Intervin, Wine Align, and the All Canadian Wine Championships in 2018."
 - Sandy Leier, Winemaker

Critical Acclaim Gold Medal ~ British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards 2019.
Gold Medal ~ 92 points ~ San Francisco International Wine Competition, USA 2019.
Silver Medal ~ InterVin International Wine Awards 2019.
Wine Making

• Gentle crush, then fermented in small open top fermenters using a special Rhone yeast
• Cap punched down three times daily during primary fermentation.
• Aged in new and second use American and French oak barrels for 14 months.

Wine Analysis Alcohol: 14.7% | Dryness Code: 0 | Sugar: 0.5 g/litre | TA: 6.5 g/litre | pH : 3.9 | Cellaring: Enjoy now to 2024 | Release Date: July 2019 | Barrels Produced: 22 | CSPC# 607333 | PID# 1118292

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