Manousakis Syrah, 2017
Price: £31.00
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Type: Dry Red, PGI Chania
Variety: 100% Syrah
Soil: Schist, sandy clay loamy, 320-380m (1050-1350ft) and 550-600m (1600-1950ft) in altitude
Vinification: Classic red vinification in open oak vats and controlled temperature. Maceration lasts around 25 days. After maceration is complete the wine is racked into oak barrels (75% French oak, 25% US oak) for ageing over 10 months. All barrels are bought new and are replaced every 6 years.

Tasting Notes: Clear, almost opaque dark purple color with nearly static legs. Intense, dense aromas of black fruit, tobacco, black pepper, ink and coffee. Simultaneously very complex and young in character. Mouth full of varietal character. Full bodied with intense tannins that are softened by the high level of alcohol. Flavors of black berries, black pepper and wild mountain herbs. Exceptionally long finish with freshness but rich at the same time.

Food pairing: Manoussakis Syrah is best matched with game, barbequed meat, stewed meat, and all red meats served with a spicy sauce.

Wine analysis:
Alc. %: 14.5
pH: 3.98
Total Acidity: 5.60 g/l