Our 2013 Syrah was picked on the 13th of April. Once de stemmed the grapes were put into small open topped fermenters and left to cold soak for a few days. The wine was gently plunged and pumped over throughout fermentation to aid flavour and colour extraction. The wine spent a total of 26 days on skins before it was pressed off into French oak barrels consisting of 20% new oak. The wine spent just over 11 months in barrel and was bottled in late August of 2014.
This wine exhibits an array of dark berried fruit including blueberries, boysenberries and plums with overtones of black pepper and spice. The wine is vibrant and bright on the palate with velvety tannins giving length of flavour. The pungent dark berry flavours coming from the fruit, balanced by the hint of cedar and structural component of the 20% new French oak gives our 2013 Beach House Syrah fine balance and harmony. Spectacular when enjoyed with wild venison.