This has always been our ‘Haut de gamme’ wine under the Sarabande label but this year we decided to change it up by doing a ‘field ferment’. The grapes were hand harvested and foot crushed into an open fermenter that we left to ferment among our vines. It was open to the elements so that the natural yeasts would ferment the wine. This has added a very special character to the wine because of the unique nature of our own ‘Sarabande yeast’. The wine was then matured for 18 months in barrel.
This is a deep purple and dark beast. The nose is ripe cassis and plums with hints of liquorice and anise. A charming chary character has also complexed to add a touch of chocolate to the aroma and the palate. The fresh fruit character of the wine lengthens the mouth. Only one barrel was made from this super concentrated Syrah. Best served with grilled meats or a selection of the finest cheeses!
- Cépage – 80% Syrah 20% Mourvédre
- Alchool – ?
- Best served with grilled red meats and mature cheeses