2015 Syrah Cuvée Classique
While it combines elements of both the old and new world, our Syrah leans more toward what you would expect from France’s Rhone Valley – hence the name. While its sibling Cuvée Violette showcases the floral, graceful and perfumed side of Syrah, Cuvée Classique shows the dark, savoury, spicy and powerful side of this noble grape variety. The wine is nuanced and elegant, yet structured in its youth. In 2015, black peppercorn, smoked meat, dark wild berries, black olives and gentle smoke form the aromatic and flavour profiles of this wine. There is more weight, more prominent tannins and a longer aging curve for the 2015 vintage (similar to 2012 and 2014), especially when compared to the graceful, linear and elegant wines that came out of 2010 and 2011.
Rosemary and thyme-braised lamb shoulder with roasted fingerling potatoes or anise-crusted vision loin with garlic mash are a couple of our favourites to pair this wine with.
Cauliflower steak with romesco sauce or a lentil shepherd’s pie will go a long way with this wine.