The brawnier, bolder brother of our Broken Press Syrah, this full-bodied wine has a nose of black currant, raspberry, grilled meats, kirsch, pepper and a lifted floral note. Rich and weighty on the palate, with wild and integrated fruit, bramble and rousing spices to go with the firm tannin and delicate acidity.
100% Syrah sourced from the west block of our Queenston Road vineyard. 20 months in oak. 6 barrels were chosen for the final blend: 2 Hungarian, the other 4 French, one of which was new wood. Bottled August 10 2017.
If you aren’t familiar with our Broken Press Syrah, we think you should try a bottle. But wait a minute – this bottle is UNBroken Press – huh? Well, we didn’t “unbreak” anything: the bad pun refers to the fact that, while Broken Press features a bit of co-fermented Viognier for complexity, the UNBroken is 100% Syrah, pure and proud from our Queenston Road Vineyard. What’s the diff? Without gentle, sweet Viognier to soothe its fevered brow, Syrah’s inherent brooding power rages unchecked, untamed and yes, UNBroken. Take a ride
on this bucking’ bronco and catch the spirit.
Um, care for a salami on rye? Don’t turn your nose up; good food-wine matches aren’t always from a Cordon Bleu menu. Meaty (beaty, big and bouncy?) foods seem appropriate, but it is important to point out that Rob’s sister pairs Unbroken Press Syrah with weighty, savoury vegan cuisine and has proved that you can happily skip the trip to the butcher shop.