2011 DOMAIN MEGA SPILEO SYRAH
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VARIETAL BLEND 100% Syrah After fermentation, part of it remained for 22 – 26 months in new french barrels and the rest in american ones, obtaining the chatacter of both oak types. Then, it was bottled with light filtering and stayed 2 more years in the bottle at the Domaine's cellars so as to be ready. The Syrah variety is grown at the Abelos area (άμπελος – abelos meaning vine yard) in the Kalavryta province and the name of the area proves the historic relation of it with the wine. TASTING NOTES In the glass, its dark red colour is impressive.
In the nose, rich aromas of ripe red fruit meet the beautifully intergrated spicy character of the barrel which does not cover them. Blackberry, strawberry and cherry are combined with black pepper, smoke and chilli in earthly and animal aromas background. In the mouth, it is well – built and velvety with round of medium intensity tannins balancing nicely with its acidity. The spicy sense is more intense in the mouth. Black pepper and smoke accompany the bitter cherry and black berry granting an impressive ending to the long – lasting aftertaste. Because it has been waited patiently so many years, give it one more hour of life in a carafe. Pair it with grilled meat, dishes of hellenic cuisine in tomato sauce, game, cheese with intense flavour or bitter chocolate.
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