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Poplar Grove Winery Syrah 2012 Wine Review

Poplar Grove Winery Syrah 2012

Poplar Grove Winery Syrah 2012

Okanagan Valley, Canada

Community Score:90/100

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Price: $34.90

Drink: 2015-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.4%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Poplar Grove Winery

Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Savoury, meaty and seductive with aromas of dark fruit on the nose and palate. Very supple texture and almost full-bodied weight. Pair with lamb and rosemary.

Syrah food pairings: pork, mushrooms, cream sauces.

This Poplar Grove Winery Syrah 2012 was reviewed on June 2, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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The Syrah grapes were hand picked and sorted in each of the two South Osoyoos Syrah vineyards. After destemming, the berries were hand sorted again to ensure that only perfect fruit was included in the ferment. The grapes were crushed and combined with a small amount of Viognier (4%) to follow the traditional Rhone method of co-fermentation. The must was cold soaked for four days allowing partial wild yeast fermentation to occur before the wine was inoculated with cultured yeasts. During fermentation, we pumped over twice per day to ensure even fermentation and gentle tannin extraction. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel over the winter and finished in late December. 30% of the 2012 Syrah was kept in new French oak barrels, while the remaining 70% was kept in one and two year old French oak barrels for 18 months. The wine was further developed in bottle for 18 months in the cellar prior to release.

Source: Winery (Poplar Grove Winery)

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