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.
Think about Middle-Eastern inspired lamb dishes. We love a good lamb shawarma, smothered with those iconic Middle-Eastern spices served with a dollop of labneh and a sprinkle of freshly-chopped mint.