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Corcelettes Syrahtext
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16¾/20

Corcelettes Syrah 2020

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe stony, dry, wild Similkameen permeates this syrah, a mix of clone 100 and 7 with five percent viognier added to cleave the wine open and fix the colour. As I said last year, the rest of the world is chasing this style of wine with little hope of catching it, short of moving to the Similkameen. The syrah is grown on decaying Stemwinder soils, essentially stone, gravel, and sand that is windblown, much like the Northern Rhone. The opening is a dusty, peppery affair with an underlying mix of blueberries, sagebrush, and spice. So streamlined and structured, it is simply a baby at this stage. It needs five years to start to be open and ten to be ready. Lamb is the match, and it is a great one.Tasted: 12 July 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$32.90750mlwinery online, BC Wineshop
Producer: Corcelettes Estate WineryDistributors: BCWineshop
Bona Vini Wines Co.
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 833251UPC: 626990231059