Meldville Wines Syrah 2018


Meldville Wines’ owner & winemaker Derek Barnett, will be the first one to tell you that growing conditions in 2018 were dry and very warm through May to late August giving great optimism for the harvest of 2018. Late August and in to September was extremely hot, this produced severe thunderstorms with some very heavy rains.

Derek knows how to craft a quality Syrah.  He crafted many at Lailey Vineyards when he was head winemaker.

Now as Meldville Wines, this Syrah is a deep purple colour with aromas of black raspberry, blueberries and cooked blue plum. There are also notes of black olive and white pepper with very pretty floral aromas – lavender and violet.

What to pair with this outstanding wine?? The palate is rich with intense flavours dark blue fruit, a soft texture and great balance of acidity. The finish is long with hints of butterscotch and Christmas cake spice.

**Featured at Cheers Ontario!**

**Featured at Outstanding in their Fields 2023**

Availability: 6 in stock (can be backordered)

Winemaker’s Notes: the humidity levels remained high throughout September giving some concern for breakdown in many varieties of grapes.  The grapes for this wine are grown very close to the shores of Lake Ontario where light breezes off the lake tended to keep the intense heat and humidity at bay just a little bit.   

Grapes were harvested in great condition, crushed and destemmed before transfer to small fermenting bins. Punch downs were done by hand 2-3 times daily, extracting colour and flavour from the skins. After 20 days of skin contact the wine was pressed off the skins and moved to tank for a couple of days to settle off the heavier sediment. Following that it was transferred to French and American oak barrels where malolactic ferment was completed. The wine continued to age in the barrels for another 18 months. The wine was lightly filtered before bottling.

Weight2 lbs
Dimensions3 × 4 × 14 in

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