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2016 Mountainview Syrah VQA

Our Mountainview series of wines are a dedication to place, as great terroir is a key ingredient in winemaking.  Our location on the Beamsville Bench is a place like no other, with history millions of years in the making.  Once the shoreline of Lake Ontario, this region is abound with minerals and heavy soils.  The heavy clay forces the vines to work harder and dig deeper for food and water, at times pushing to more than 30 feet deep.  With such deep rootstocks, these vines typically produce better fruit.

All of our Mountainview wines are limited in production and vinified using the best fruit of a given vintage.

Syrah is such an interesting varietal and fairly scarce in Niagara.  Our sole source of estate Syrah is a single block in the north west corner of our KEW Vineayrd.  As far as the taste profile goes it sits somewhere between Pinot Noir and Merlot.  The nose is a complex combination of plum, spice, leather and some black cherry.  The oak treatment includes more than 14 months in French oak giving the palate a spice and toasty note that makes this wine memorable.  

We enjoy pairing this wine with duck breast, lamb, pork or BBQ.

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