Ken Forrester The Gypsy Forrester Vineyard Grenache Syrah, 2007
$788.34 / case(12)
”tasting notes the character is somewhat ‘wild’ a little brambly with hints of nutmeg cinnamon dark spices with vanilla scents and a distinct concentrated red-fruit focus. A very concentrated focussed blend with layers of deep fruit. Ageing potential great for laying down and keeping for at least 10 years but already rewarding if allowed to breathe in a decanter. Food suggestions deliciously matched with risotto sensuously truffled pasta. Ideal for flavour some grills lamb and beef. In the vineyard soils: grenache from decomposed granite at 450m shiraz from ancient gravels onto clay yields: 2-3 tons/ha from 50 year old grenache 6 tons/ha from 8 year old shiraz. About the harvest a hand-picked selection of the first ripest fruit. In the cellar cold soaked prior to fermentation then taken to new french oak barrels for 12 months. At this point a further selection takes place before blending and the final blend goes back to new barrels to marry and harmonise over the foll
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