Rich, fresh, generous.
The small cap amphora natural wines have been produced at LFNG for multiple vintages. The 2020 Amphora Syrah is a wine club exclusive and only 120 cases were made.
It is a co-fermented blend of 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier. At harvest they placed whole berry Syrah grapes into three 500L terracotta vessels and closed the lids. After 10 days, the natural wild ferment began at a low temperature and slowing progressed for 5 weeks. This hands-off approach resulted in slower extraction from the grape skins, while the tannin worked as a natural antioxidant to the wine.
The wine was left in the Amphorae fully untouched for 6 months. The wine was then pressed off, bottled and hand waxed.
Expect rich plummy aromas, Christmas cake, chocolate, soy sauce, fresh tobacco and undertones of black raspberry. It has a supple mouthfeel and generous weight with purple fruit, cola spices, coffee and pepper. Harmonious and delicious with a chocolaty finish.
Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers
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Wine Diva reviewed - 2021-11-29 16:29:46.0