BLACK MARKET WINE CO. Syrah
6 Barrels. 153 cases. That's it. Trust us.
Like a good secret, this wine is deep and dark, and you’ll want to keep it all to yourself!
Full-bodied with a luscious mouthfeel, the tannins are lifted by a hint of acidity. Aromas of
blueberry, blackberry and a bit of smoke are followed on the palate by savoury notes of
black olive, clove and smoked bacon. The wine lingers with the hallmark pepper notes on
the long finish.
Following a 4-day cold soak, we co-fermented the Syrah with 5% Viognier to enhance the floral and fruity notes, and to provide a rounder mouth feel. After a slow and warm fermentation, the wine underwent another 14 days of maceration to extract more phenolic compounds. The wine spent 16 months in 35% new French and American oak barrels.
Region: Okanagan Valley, B.C.
Varietals: 95% Syrah, 5% Viognier
Suggested Retail Price $30
Syrah /see RAH/
Viognier /vee YOHN yay/
The traditional home of the Syrah – Viognier blend is Cote Rotie, the northern Rhone Valley's "roasted slope." This is an unusual partnership of a white-wine grape blended with a red-wine grape with Syrah (aka Shiraz in Australia) as the dominant component. Viognier rarely constitutes more than 15 percent of the blend. Even in these small quantities, it makes a significant difference to the final wine, lifting its perfume and enlivening its colors.
The Osoyoos area is famed for some of Canada’s top wine production with the highest quality wines in the valley. This region of the South Okanagan is a unique climatic zone know as a semi-arid steppe, the final stage of a desert area that extends up from the United States. Along with that comes long warm days and cool nights that retain the acidity in the grapes and helps shape their distinctive character and flavours.
Appellation: Okanagan Valley VQA
Acid 5.7 g/L
Residual Sugar 3.0 g/L