Parnasse Syrah (12pk)
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Region: Nimes, Beziers and Aude Valley
Trellis: Gobelet (free standing) and Trellised
Soil: Clay & Limestone
Elevation: Average of 150m
Age: Average of 20 years
Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz
Winemaker: Eric Moen
Pack Size: 12 Bottle Pack
Sourcing: Parnasse is named after the mountain grass that flowers above our vineyards each spring, marking the beginning of a long, languid summer. Eric Moen weaves the character and strengths of a number of individual regions to create a wine style truly expressive of the South of France – beautifully ripe and expressive whilst softly structured and easy to appreciate.
Winemaking: Totally de-stemmed before a long, cool maceration (three weeks) with regular pump-overs to maximise retention of fruit colour and aroma. Maturation is partially in one and two year old oak barrels and partially in stainless steel tanks.
Vintage 2018: 2018 saw a return to auspicious vintage conditions – a mild, wet winter was replaced by a wet spring. July and August were hot and dry before September remained sunny with cool nights. Fruit quality was deemed excellent and the wines will deliver characteristic regional expression.
Tasting Note: The key word here is juiciness. A fleshy, vibrant and intensely flavoured wine that’s lighter in style with blackberry, blueberry and spice characters at the fore. Richly scented yet medium bodied with integrated oak characters and fine acidity making this a great partner to game dishes like duck confit.