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Nichol Vineyard Old Vines Syrahtext

Nichol Vineyard Old Vines Syrah 2020

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is the oldest syrah in Canada, planted own-rooted in 1990/91 on granite bedrock at the end of the Naramata Bench. After destemming, this fermented on skins in large open top fermenters before being basket pressed to neutral 500L French puncheons where it remained until going to bottle, unfined and unfiltered. Dusky wild plum, thorny wild blackberries, crushed stone, dried dark florals, tilled earth set the frame for this savoury, medium bodied syrah. Tannins are ample yet sunken into the fruit, gripping through the surface. A wine of gravitas, ready for your cellar.Tasted: 21 February 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$40.00750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Nichol Vineyard Distributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahUPC: 00626990093312