The 2016 Gamine Syrah has a tremendous amount of balance and finesse. The wine’s aromatics
lead with nicely integrated oak, lightly toasted cardamom, clove, heather, and bramble. The
wine’s characteristic leather notes come out on the palate, which is feminine and ethereal, old-world in balance, nimble and not too weighty. The fermentation includes small amounts of Viognier and is post macerated on the skins for a few weeks to further integrate the early chewy tannins that Syrah is known for. Ageing is held in a mix of new, neutral, and stainless barrels to retain freshness, while incorporating the structure of oak tannins. Organic. 13.8% ABV.