ADVOCATE Syrah (from €11.25)
A Big and Spicy Oaked Syrah.
The Advocate Syrah is a powerful complex wine that makes a great accompaniment to lamb, goat's cheese and chocolate deserts. Has softened slightly over the years in bottle. Best drinking now until 2014.
Light clay-limestone (explore the vineyard here)
Traditional vinification at controlled temperature (24c to 27c) . Gentle extraction by pumping over and micro oxygenation; racking off to barrel for malolactic fermentation.
In French oak barrels for 8 to 10 months.
On the nose black pepper, tobacco and a host of earthy, savoury notes provide for an intense aromatic experience. This is a full-bodied wine that has softened over its two years in bottle. The flavours on the nose follow through to the palate and linger for some time.
Production: 5000 bottles
Closure: Diam 3 Cork
Carton: 6 bottles
Vinalies Internationales 2007 - Gold
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Bronze
Wein und Markt Magazine 2014 - Top 15 Languedoc wines
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016 - Silver