1998 L'Aventure Syrah


  • Picked by hand, with grape selection upon arrival at the winery
  • Cold maceration (around 50º F) before fermentation
  • Temperature-controlled during fermentation (between 80-85º F)
  • Maceration: 30 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: 100% new oak
  • Aging: 100 % in new French oak barrels
  • Length of aging: 12 months
  • At bottling: Al = 13.8%, Total Acidity in H2So4 = 4.80 g/L, Ph = 3.80, in Tartaric = 5.39 g/L
  • No fining, no filtering

    Tasting Notes:

    This syrah has a dark, deep ruby color. The nose is closed at first, but it opens on a spicy note where blackberries and blueberries dominate. With powerful tannins, this is a classic wine with long aging potential.

    Serving Suggestions:

    Venison, prime meat steak, any grilled meat