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Hop Barn Hill Syrah

Hop Barn Hill Syrah Wine Details

Description: The grapes are tasted and then hand selected during harvest time by owner, Lee Martinelli Sr., and wine maker Helen Turley. The berries undergo a long cool fermentation process, are fermented with wild yeast, and rest in 75% new French oak for 10 months before bottling. This handcrafted wine is unfined, unfiltered, neither cold nor heat stabilized and contains naturally occurring sediment. Enjoy!

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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