Red Bicyclette Syrah 2004
Grapes for our 2004 Red Bicyclette™ Syrah were sourced from the rocky, windswept southern French regions of the Aude, Minervois, Corbières and Herault. These areas are characterized by warm weather which is particularly beneficial to Syrah, allowing it to achieve optimal ripeness, producing highly concentrated, full-flavored grapes. The 2004 harvest yielded Syrah grapes characterized by deep berry fruit flavors, spicy aromas, mature tannins, and dark purple-to-black color. Red Bicyclette Syrah grapes were handpicked and cold soaked for four to five days. Fermentation took place on the skins in stainless steel tanks with the temperature increasing gradually to 26°C to ensure maximum fruit flavor and color intensity. After racking, the wine was left to complete its malolactic fermentation. Once fermented to dryness, portions of the wine were aged in stainless steel tanks and in new American and French oak. Upon completion of aging, the components were selected, blended, then fined and filtered.
Rich purple color. Dark cherry, maybe a little raspberry and vanilla on the nose. Definately dark cherry fruit and molasses on the tongue with a little spice and a lingering finish. Not too bad for the price. But yet it is not the best syrah I've had.
Very nice flavours and great dinner wine
I actually really enjoyed this wine. It was very easy going and gentle. A smooth start with a beautiful and sweet berry finish. Only after decanting did the stronger peppery flavours emerge from this delicious syrah
This is a great wine for the price. Very little bite.
Food Pairings for Red Bicyclette Syrah
Color: Deep purple-to-black with violet hues. Bouquet: Rich blueberry and blackberry fruit aromas. Palate: Supple, full and generous with fruit intensity and brown spice. Finish: Integrated tannins allow a lingering, dark-fruit jam finis.
|Alcohol: 13%||pH: 3.7|
|Sugar: 5.5 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 5.4 grams per liter|
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