2011 Tre Gatti XS Syrah

Every once in awhile the stars align and we are able to produce a Syrah so exceptional that it’s given our highest honor – the Black and Copper label.  Tre Gatti’s 2011 Syrah XS is just such a wine;  rich, dark, intense and drenched with flavor.

The grapes for this wine were grown sustainably on a southwest-facing hillside where daytime sunshine ripens the grapes and cool evening breezes give them just the right touch of acidity.  After hand-harvesting, the grapes were fermented in small, open-top fermenters using a whole-berry fermentation process then aged for 16 months on French oak. 

Black fruit aromas introduce an elegant and  sophisticated palate layered with blackberry, raspberry and plum, then touched with hints of mocha and oak vanillin.  The wine’s velvety texture is a perfect prelude to the long, lingering finish.

Drink this wine with red meats, including prime rib or a New York strip roast, smoked meat or poultry, Pasta Bolognese and especially, most especially, rich, dark chocolate.  

$40.00   Purchase

Bottle Size 750 ml
Alcohol 14.16%
Production 68 cases
Aged In 1 year old French oak

100% Estate Grown Syrah

Appelation San Antonio Valley