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2016 Crosswinds Syrah

2016 Crosswinds Syrah

A reflection of Proprietor Anthony von Mandl’s vision from three decades ago, the Terroir Collection showcases the Okanagan Valley's unique microclimates and diversity with each wine featuring a photographic image echoing an aspect of its home.

The top 3% of our estate fruit is hand-selected for these wines by our winemaker and each individual lot is carefully tasted throughout the winemaking process to ensure its quality level before the final blend. The first step begins in the vineyards where we examine soil type, matching that with the clone by specific varietal, adapting to the climate, vineyard altitude and aspect, and the intense vine devotion that is a result of our careful precision farming. Because of this meticulous care, each offering is limited.

For us, the Terroir Collection is the heart of our passion.

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SKU: 543595
Tasting Notes
Rich and round with notes of blueberry, dark berries and violets. An incredibly elegant palate highlighted by cassis and wild plum is well balanced by hints of white pepper and star anise with a wonderfully persistent finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Rataouille, rack of lamb, filet mignon, eggplant parmesan, and aged hard cheeses.

Our Crosswinds Syrah is one of two wines in the Terroir Collection that is farmed from a single vineyard estate property in East Osoyoos. A mix of new and old French oak affords a plushness on the palate that extends to the finish. This wine will age well over the next 3-5 years. Named after the crosswinds that gently pass across the lakes and up and down the valley. Crosswinds is also a poetic reference to the border crossing between Canada and the United States as well as the crossing of the high desert and lakes creating a unique microclimate. The label image illustrates the beauty of the vines as they start to move from budbreak to the next phase of growth. There is an abundance of natural cover crop as part of our integrated pest management system.

Rich and round with notes of blueberry, dark berries and violets. An incredibly elegant palate highlighted by cassis and wild plum is well balanced by hints of white pepper and star anise with a wonderfully persistent finish.

Awards
GOLD - 91 Points | WineAlign, National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
Winemaker Notes
Appellation
Osoyoos East
Varietals
100% Syrah
Clones
FPS clone 7
Aging
16 months in 100% French oak barrels
Alcohol %
13.9
TA
5.8 g/L
pH
3.63
Production
Named after the crosswinds that gently pass across the lakes and up and down the valley. Crosswinds is also a poetic reference to the border crossing between Canada and the United States as well as the crossing of the high desert and lakes creating a unique microclimate.