Tenet The Pundit Syrah, Château Ste. Michelle

SKU: C9210116

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Tenet The Pundit Syrah, Château Ste. Michelle

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Tasting Note

The colour is deep purple with ruby highlights. Ripe cherry and plum aromas are complemented by earthy undercurrents of smoky cocoa and cola, and highlighted by traces of citrus blossom and lemon. A very smooth mouthfeel glides into a long silky finish with flavors of red cherry and blackberry, hints of toasted vanilla, and a tantalizing slate element.

Online exclusive: this wine is available to buy on our website, and not in our Bath shop. If you wish to collect from our shop, simply order online and select the ‘free collection’ option at the checkout. Your wine will be available for you to collect within three business days.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Red - Richly Textured & Full Bodied

  • Chateau ste Michelle

  • USA

  • Washington State

  • 89% Syrah, 5% Grenache, 4% Mourvèdre, 2% Viognier.

  • 2016

  • Can be drunk now but will keep very well

  • 75cl

  • Cork

  • 14.5%

  • Vegetarian

  • Biodynamically Produced

  • Beef, roast lamb, mid-aged cheeses.

Winemaking

From vineyards grown at a similar latitude to the Northern Rhône, a region where French winemakers have mastered the art of terroir expression. The sand over basalt terroir is perfect for making wines with a lot of finesse and balance, rather than just power. Favouring larger sizes and once-used barrels for ageing, the oak print is kept to a minimum, leaving room for the minerality to shine through. Cooler vineyard sites were selected, canopy size and load were adjusted, and grapes were hand harvested to include whole clusters. The winemaking team then embarked on long macerations, reduced vineyard stress and used various techniques to ensure smaller clusters. This effort led to grapes with more concentrated flavors, without the decadence and intensity that result from more traditional domestic Rhône varietals.

Approximately 22% of the lots were fermented as whole clusters, with the remaining lots fermented as destemmed grapes. The inclusion of stems during fermentation contributes earthy, savoury 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 for ageing, with the remaining wine aged in tight-grained new French oak barrels. The use of neutral and tighter-grained barrels helps to preserve the unique character of the wine itself. The assembly of the final blend was a true collaboration of winemakers Bob Bertheau, Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie, combining their decades of experience to produce a wine that demonstrates why Washington State is one of the best growing regions in the world for Syrah.

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Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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