This 2013 vintage comes from vineyards on a hillside with different exposures to sunlight, and all have soil compositions of different degrees of clay filtration through granite, and are managed in accordance with the principles of biodynamic agriculture. These characteristic give the soils very good drainage and appropriate fertility for the development of the vines, and the ripening of the fruit was slow and optimal. Vinification was done in open fermenters with 6- and 8-ton capacities. The grapes underwent cold maceration, followed by fermentation with selected wild yeasts. Different remontage techniques were employed depending on the time and condition of the wine during fermentation. Finally, the wine was placed in carefully-selected French oak barrels for 14 months, during which malolatic fermentation took place.
This wine is ideally served with oily fishes such as salmon or bluefish, goat cheese, cured ham, light red meats, pastas and spicy foods.
PRODUCER: Matetic Vineyards
REGION: San Antonio Valley
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Syrah *Certified Organic Grapes
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.67 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 3.38 g/l