This 100% Naramata Bench Syrah was co-fermented with Viognier skins to echo the classic French style in Côte-Rôtie, a wine-growing region in France's Northern Rhône Valley. The two grape types are planted side by side and create the perfect marriage with good ageability.
The Viognier gives the Syrah a rounder mouth-feel, deeper colour and silkier mouth-feel while notes of violets and white pepper burst in the palette. Refined and elegant, with a medium body and a luscious lingering finish, try it for yourself and pair it with your favourite BBQ, braised short ribs, lamb and hard cheeses.
“We chose the lightly toasted new oak with a tight grain because of the great effects it can have on the Syrah. The tight grain lets out less bold tannins and the light toast preserves the body of the wine. When you age in new oak barrels it can be easy to over-oak a Syrah. If you want to age wine in the barrel you want the oak to compliment the wine, not overpower it, which is what we believe we’ve achieved with our 2018 Eclipse Syrah.”
- Daiya Anderson
The much anticipated release of our 2018 Equinox Malbec has arrived and we can’t wait to share it with you. Malbec is a very flexible grape, it can be big and bold or light and soft. We have decided to go the big and bold route with a blend to represent the hot summer of 2018.
Toasted in medium French and Hungarian oak for 21 months, this red stunner boasts smoky, meaty notes with lots of spice and is a bold wine bursting with dark fruit and a big mouthfeel.
This wine has great potential for ageing and can be delicious tonight with your favourite roasted pork or puttanesca or enjoy in a few years and your palette is sure to thank you.
“Blake and I really went through phases with different wines and when we got turned on to Malbec we enjoyed drinking vintages from France (harder to find in a single varietal though) as well as vintages from Argentina and Chile. I love the super frack, black flavours and how big and bold it can be. My favourite food pairing is definitely braised pork roast or pasta with rich tomato sauce. Mmmm winter.”