GranMonte Heritage Syrah Viognier
The Syrah Viognier is a new addition to the GranMonte Heritage range. This wine is a unique blend in Thailand between the estates grown Syrah and a small percentage of Viognier. Syrah for this blend was picked from nine year-old blocks of Syrah vines on a slope with darker soil and good drainage. The grapes were hand harvested in the cool mornings of February at 23-25 Brixd and sorted. Fullly-ripened Viognier was picked at the same time for co-fermentation with the Syrah.
This wine is full bodied with elegant and aromatic nose of red berries, flowers, white pepper, spices and plum. The palate shows arrays of red berries, dark cherries and hints of floral, vanilla and freshly cracked pepper with great acid backbone. Young with ripe and rich fruity flavor of black currant and cherry, it is smooth with velvety tannins, yet balanced in body with long juicy finish of toasted coconut and chocolate. It is pleasurable drinking on its own or with food.
This Syrah Viognier is crafted to be enjoyed with a few years of cellalring and will improve with age.
Syrah 97% and Viognier 3%