Torii Mor Syrah Port 2013 375ml

$40.99

Description

Torii Mor Syrah Port 2013    375ml

Vintage

Following a mild and dry winter, the 2013 vintage started with early bud break in the first week of April because of record high temperatures (77F) in the last few days of March. Spring started early and continued on into summer, with just over half the average precipitation. Bloom took place in early to mid-June. In early August we were anticipating an early September harvest, but Mother Nature had other plans. The last week of August brought us heavy and torrential rains that lasted through most of September and early October.

Vineyard

Serenade Vineyard, located in Rogue Valley

Cellar

The grapes were de-stemmed and put into fermentation the following day, and stopped after 6 days, when the wine reached around 15 Brix, by adding 150 proof brandies produced from Torii Mor’s Pinot Noir. The wine now around 20% alcohol sat on the skins for another 12 days with many daily punch-down to extract additional flavors and let the alcohol integrate in the new wine. The fermenting bins were pressed on October 30th, and the wine put into neutral French oak. The wine was racked barrel to barrel numerous times, and never topped off to allow slow oxidation, and maturation of the wine. Sulfur dioxide (preservatives) were never added.

Tasting Notes

Beginning with an aroma layered with sweet black currant and intense blackberries, blueberries and ripe plums. The flavors echo the sweet aroma with blackberries, ripe plums, blueberries and a touch of nuttiness, followed by the heat and sweetness from the alcohol. Aided by the tannins, the rich texture fills the mouth, integrating the alcohol with all the juicy flavors.

Data

pH; 3.91
Total Acidity: 5.8 g/L
Residual Sugar: 14 g/L
Alcohol: 18.3%
Production: 245 cases