Cuvée Violette, as the name suggests, displays the perfumed and floral side of this noble grape variety. The palate is silky smooth thanks to a gentle co-ferment with just over 0.5% Viognier. The focus is on the feminine and graceful qualities of Syrah coming to the foreground. In the cellar, we kid around and call this wine a syrah for Pinot Noir lovers. Crunchy bramble fruit and purple flowers mingle with pepper and spice. Raspberries and saskatoon berries burst on the nose and on the palate. While 2016 was a more structured vintage, this Cuvée in 2017 is ready to be enjoyed and savoured upon release. It can be aged for the mid-term (5-7 years). It will most likely continue to improve past that age too.