Journey's End The Griffin Syrah 2016

Journey's End The Griffin Syrah 2016

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Journeys End The Griffin Syrah 2016 is named after The Griffin, a mythical creature symbolising divine power. Grapes were handpicked from block 13, nestled 180m above sea level behind a row of pine trees which serve as a wind break. The block was picked very slowly and carefully from midday into the afternoon to ensure warmer grape temperatures upon intake. All leaves and excess stem are removed from the bunch before being processed. The bunches are left in the sun until late afternoon before being sorted and added to a stainless-steel tank with the higher temperatures initiating the fermentation. The tank was gassed with carbon dioxide creating an anaerobic environment and was then closed and left for 10 days to undergo a carbonic fermentation. After fermentation the wine was pressed off the skins and aged for 16 months in 20% new American oak and 20% new French oak. The wine was fined with bentonite which means the wine is vegan friendly. Bottled at 14%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: A youthful yet complex wine displaying violets and cherry with white pepper on the nose.

Palate: The use of American oak adds subtle caramel notes as well as palate weight and mouthfeel.

Finish: Although rich and succulent, silky polished tannins provide structure and an elegant lingering finish