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- Color: deep purple with ruby highlights
- Juicy wine with subtle meaty character
- Long, silky finish
- Alcohol: 14.5%
The Pundit has aromas of blueberry jam compote with soy and miso undertone complemented by a brambly, cinnamon and a subtle meaty character. Look for juicy blueberry, hints of tobacco and subtle gamey undertones.
Winemaker's notes: Varietals used include 89% Syrah, 5% Grenache, 4% Mourvèdre, and 2% Viognier. Approximately 22% of the lots were fermented as whole clusters, with the remaining lots fermented as de-stemmed grapes. The inclusion of stems during fermentation contributes earthy, savory aromas and flavors that perfectly complement the pure fruit character of the grapes. To further enhance these complexities, about 20% of the lots also underwent extended maceration. After fermentation, the majority of the young wine was placed into neutral French and American oak barrels and large barrels called puncheons for aging, with the remaining wine aged in tight-grained new French oak barrels and puncheons. The use of neutral and tighter-grained barrels helps to preserve the unique character of the wine itself. The use of puncheons allows the natural characteristics of the fruit to shine.