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Austin Hope Syrah

Austin Hope Syrah Wine Details
Price: $37.00 per bottle

Description: Austin Hope Winery’s flagship wine is the Austin Hope Syrah which is grown and made on the estate property. It is very similar to Northern Rhône wines, with its intense blackberry and blueberry note which marry well with the subtle flavors of smoked meat. The mouth is very lush, yet still maintains a strong backbone. The tannins are full and elegant and carry throughout the length of this wine. This wine is truly enjoyable in its youth and over time will continue to develop nicely. The grapes for the Austin Hope Syrah are harvested in late September and early October and are picked between 24.9 and 25.8 degrees brix. These particular vines yield 2.5 to 3 tons per acre, producing only 8 clusters per vine. The grapes are then fermented in small, open-top tanks. After pressing the wine is aged for 16 to 18 months in 100% new French Oak barrels.

Varietal Definition
Syrah is the eight hundred pound gorilla of Rhone grapes! In the vineyard and the winery, Syrah is typically an easy grape to work with - healthy, early ripening, resistant to mildew and rot; suitable for winemaking in a variety of styles. The wines from Syrah are tannic without being harsh. The wines will have a taste and smell of dark blue fruit like blackberries and blackcurrant, with a strong spicy side where one can find freshly ground pepper and other spices. Syrah is famous for its part in the French blends, such as Côtes du Rhone and Châteauneuf du Pape.


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