Villion Syrah 2020

Tasting Notes

Complex array of abundant pastel fruit on the entry, exploding into a shower of red berry fruit aromas, combining plum and raspberry. Layers of oak matured vanilla and caramel carry nuances of sweet cherry tobacco. A spectrum of bruised rooibos leaves, freshly pressed pomegranate and polished leather complete this delightful maritime origin Syrah. The spontaneous fermentation of whole bunches is captured in a tempting bouquet of white pepper while the touch of Viognier adds a perfume of violets.

Impressive density of succulent fruit flavours on the palate, with mouth-filling plum and berries. Gentle entry, yet firm, rounded texture with fine, lingering, velvety tannins. A hint of Mourvedre adds a suggestion of tobacco and dark spice. Focused tension and poise on the finish.

Vinification

Hand picked and partly de-stalked and partly fermented on stalks. Mainly spontaneous fermentation and fermented in a combination of open top punch down and delestage in tank fermentation vessels. MLF in barrel.

Use of Oak

Matured for 20 months in French Burgundian oak. Mostly neutral and second fill barrels plus 15% new oak to emphasize the fruit from these delicate and elegant Syrah sites.

 Technical Analysis

  • Alcohol: 13.83%
  • Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/l
  • Total Acidity: 5.5 g/l
  • pH: 3.48
  • Bottling date: 2 Febraury 2022
  • Total production: 33 Barrels

 

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