2002 L'Aventure Estate Syrah

Winemaking:

  • Picked by hand, with grape selection upon arrival at the winery
  • Cold maceration (around 50º F) before fermentation
  • Temperature-controlled during fermentation and maceration (between 80-85º F)
  • Maceration between: 17 and 24 days on the cap
  • Malolactic fermentation: 100% new oak at 70°F
  • Aging: 100 % in new French oak barrels
  • Length of aging: 15 months
  • At bottling: Al = 16.8%, Residual Sugar = 1.7 g/L, Total Acidity in H2So4 = 4.5 g/L, in Tartaric = 6.9 g/L
  • No fining, no filtering
  • 100% Syrah Estate grown
  • Bottling: May 6th, 2004
  • Production: 400 x 6 wood cases

    Note:

    "I will say just that this wine is the expression of the varietal from the terrior of L'Aventure!!" Stephan Asseo

    Tasting Notes:

    Black at its center, with a deep purple robe, this is Syrah times ten! Ripe, complex cassis and blueberry mingle with anise and leather notes. Velvet on the palate, following a huge attack of dense, dark fruit and big, soft tannins, Estate Syrah finishes long, with blueberries, acacia, and vanilla. Stains teeth in 45 seconds!

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