Advocate Syrah

Advocate Syrah Domaine Saint Hilaire

A bold and spicy oak-aged Syrah

Our conception of this classic Southern French grape variety is made from low-yielding vines over 20 years old which gives the wine its intense flavours.  Oak aged for 8 to 10 months this wine is ready to drink now but will continue to improve for several years.

Tasting Notes

Bold and spicy characteristics with aromas of black pepper and wild herbs that develop complex notes of leather and tobacco if allowed to age.  Perfect with rich and spicy dishes. 

Varieties :   100% Syrah

Traditional vinification at controlled temperature (24 – 27 °C). Gentle extraction by pumping over and micro oxygenation . Racking to 400 l barrel for malolactic fermentation. Selection for blend after ageing in barrel.

Ageing:  In French 400 liter oak barrel for 10 – 12 months

Classification:  IGP Pays d’Oc

Terroir:  Light clay-limestone

Varieties :   100% Syrah

Alcohol:  13,5%

Acidity:  3,3 g/l

Closure:  Diam III or equivalent