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PARNASSE SYRAH 2016

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  • Closure: Cork
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Shiraz

$19.99 $14.99 elsewhere $19.99

Regions : Languedoc-Roussillon

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100% Syrah from the Mediterranean regions of Southern France – Nimes, Beziers and Aude Valley aged in 1 and 2 year old oak. 


An elegant and food friendly alternative to the full blown Australian style whilst possessing impressive depth of flavour. An inviting mix of red berries, blackcurrants and sweet smoky spice (clove and cinnamon). The palate is impressively deep and textured with a burst of dark berried fruit flavours wrapped in savoury spice and fine tannins. Nice length and a classy finish completes this modern but decidedly French Shiraz.


Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Time seems to move a bit slower in the south of France. A generation of poets and songwriters have written about the natural beauty and relaxed culture of 'The Midi'. Parnasse is named after the mountain grass that flowers above our vineyards each spring, marking the beginning of a long, languid summer.

The 2016 Parnasse Syrah is vibrant and richly expressive with aromas of bright cherry, red berries and sweet spice. The palate is soft and fruit-driven with dark berry flavours framed by subtle smoky oak and fine tannins."


4 Stars & 17.5/20 Raymond Chan, November 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Very dark, impenetrable black-hued ruby-red with purple hues, very youthful in appearance. The nose is full and up-front with bold aromas of ripe dark raspberry and blackberry fruit with fragrant and lifted notes of whole berry fermentation, unfolding plum fruit with boysenberry jam notes. Medium-bodied, the palate has sweetly rich and ripe fruit flavours of dark raspberries, blackberries with boysenberries, and plum jam indicating whole berry fermentation. The fruitiness is vibrant, and enlivened by light, ripe acidity. The wine flows along a supple palate with light tannin extraction, carrying with good energy to a light, lingering finish of raspberries, plum and jam. This is a richly sweet, up-front, boldly-fruited Syrah with flavours of dark raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries and plum jam notes on a supple palate. Match with pizza, pasta and barbecued fare over the next 3+ years. Named after the Parnassus mountain grass in Northern Europe. 100% Syrah from Nimes, Beziers and Aude Valley, vines 20 y.o. on average, destemmed and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged in seasoned oak and stainless-steel tanks. Winemaker: Eric Moen."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 3 bottles we may charge extra for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes. You can find posting & gift options here.

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