Creekside
2012

Broken Press Syrah

red
$75.00

96% Clone 1 and Clone 100 Shiraz, 4% Viognier. Fruit was harvested October 2nd from our Queenston Road Vineyard in St. David’s Bench vineyard. The Syrah grapes were left to cold soak on the skins for two days after crushing. The Viognier was lightly pressed before adding their juicy skins to the Syrah. The mix was fermented in one tonne bins before going into barrel. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel where the wine aged for 20 months. After much tasting and deliberation, the final blend was created comprising 9 barrels:, 8 were older French oak barrels with 1 new Hungarian barrel.

Varieties
Syrah
Viognier
Vintage
2012
Country
Canada
Region
VQA St. David's Bench
Alcohol
13.8%
Sugar
4.8g/L
pH
3.69
Bottle size
750 mL

96% Syrah, 4% Viognier, all sourced from our Queenston Road vineyard. Viognier skins co-fermented with Syrah in tank and 1-tonne bins. 21 months in French oak. Bottled September 5. 2014.

Awarded Ontario's Best Red Wine, OWA

Broken Press is one of Creekside’s most revered bottlings. Because of that reputation, we are very protective of our flagship product line, and aren’t afraid to declassify and skip a vintage if the wine doesn’t have the stuffing.

Meaty, (beefy, big and bouncy?) foods seem appropriate, but it is important to point out that Rob’s sister pairs BP Syrah with weighty, savoury vegan cuisine and has proved that you can happily skip the trip to the butcher shop. And the wine’s acidity makes it more delicate than you might think, so feel free to lighten up.

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