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Montemaggiore Syrah

Montemaggiore Syrah Wine Details
Price: $32.00 per bottle

Description: The wonderful aromas, flavors, and textures of the 2003 Montemaggiore Syrah are due not only to the steep hillsides of Paolo's Vineyard, but also to the unique combination of open- and closed-top tanks utilized during fermentation.

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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