Le Baron Syrah Grenache (from €13.33)
A luxuriously supple yet spicy handpicked blend of Syrah and Grenache.
As part of the handpicked "Le Baron" range the first thing you'll notice is the softness of the wine on the front palate. It's delicate yet explosive and comes alive with lamb dishes and other meats.
Hand harvest of the grapes at their optimum maturity. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature in small open tanks with daily hand pigeage. Hand pressing and racking by gravity to barrel to complete alcoholic fermentation and then to undergo malolactic fermentation. Constant attention during ageing in the barrels, followed by selection of the best barrels.
In French oak barrels for 14 months.
An intense attack of red fruits followed by spice and cedar. The palate shows moderate alcohol but good extract of weight. Tannins are obvious but well rounded and ripe. Length of spice on the palate is impressive. A more balanced style of Syrah showing delicate flavours and an overall finesse not see in many Syrahs from warmer climates, perfectly complimented by the generous fruity grenache.
Carton: Cases of 6
Guide Hachette 2017 - Selected
Vinalies International - Silver