Petite Syrah No.1 (Non-Vintage)
From Martha: "The wild flavours of Petite Syrah have been a part of California's viticultural history almost since the variety has existed. Petite Sirah was developed by the French botanist Francois Durif in 1880 as a cross between Syrah and the almost extinct Peloursin grape and imported into CA in 1884. Although it was bred in France, it is rarely grown outside of California, and as such many of us in CA have taken up its banner. This makes a beautiful, opulent (but balanced) age-worthy wine that you can drink now or cellar. The history drew me to making this wine, but the flavours are why I drink it. I drink this when I'm home alone, listening to D'Angelo's Voodoo album and trying on outfits. Aka, this is the wine to drink when you want to do whatever the f* you want, and feel sexy doing it."
Fresh aromas of blueberries, raw chocolate, Ethiopian coffee, and sweet chili spice. Petite Sirah's powerful tannin structure mellows into a silky palate, made possible by extra time in barrel and through blending vintages. While it is fresh and joyful to drink today, this is a wine that we can't wait to see develop over the next many years. Enjoy with duck sausage, wood-fired foods, game, wild mushrooms, baba ganoush, roasted root veggies.
This is a non-vintage wine from 2018 and 2019, and both years followed a similar process: Grapes were harvested by hand, kept whole-cluster, and began fermentation in a stainless steel tank.
Exclusive to Pulp Wine & Denmark
- Area: United States, California, Mendocino County
- Grapes: 100% Petite Syrah