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2016 Tre Gatti Syrah

2016 Tre Gatti Syrah

This lovely dry wine is sourced from a small Syrah vineyard planted on a perfectly situated hillside vineyard in the southern reaches of Monterey County. It is a nuanced yet complex wine that is a rare and distinctive example of California Syrah. This little gem of a wine is something we enjoy and are confident you will as well!

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$52.00
 
SKU: 1073
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
San Antonio Valley
Harvest Date
September 22, 2016
Aging
14 months
Fermentation
French Oak Barrels, 50% new
Bottling Date
August 25, 2017
Alcohol %
14
Winemaker Notes
We received 1.06 tons of grapes and destemmed all but 15%. We then fermented them in ¾ -ton bins where it was punched-down by hand. The wine was then drained and pressed into French Oak barrels where it matured for 14 months then it was racked, stored in a tank and subsequently bottled.
Vineyard Notes
This lovely dry wine is sourced from a small Syrah vineyard planted on a perfectly situated hillside vineyard in the southern reaches of Monterey County, not far from the town of Lockwood. Tre Gatti is owned and cared-for by Paul and Paula Getzelman who are self-taught vineyardists who farm the property themselves. The care and pride in the vineyard shows. Head-trained vines are planted in soil that any Rhône aficionado would appreciate – calcareous, well-drained, rocky soil on a southerly slope. The drought affected the San Antonio drastically. Tre Gatti is normally mostly dry-farmed (it is normally not irrigated unless absolutely necessary) but lack of winter rain put a great deal of stress on these vines and it was difficult to farm during those years. The small harvest and tiny clusters produced aromatic and flavorful grapes which in turn developed into a sophisticated wine that will surprise those accustomed to California Syrah.
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