Clos Saron: Stone Soup Syrah

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Stone Soup Syrah
PRODUCER: Clos Saron
APPELLATION: Sierra Foothills
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Syrah
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 30 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrrel
AGED IN: Neutral barrels (French oak)
AGED FOR: 24 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2000
ALTITUDE: 600
SOIL: Poor and rocky, mainly granite
DENSITY: 3000
YIELD: 600 grams/vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

Quick Facts

A highly distinctive Syrah from a very poor site, located at a lofty 2000ft elevation above sea level. This is all about Syrah 's savory characteristics!

The Wine’s Story

“2009 announced the first vintage of our Stone Soup Syrah. At about 2000ft. altitude, this vineyard is located about one mile up the hill from our home, on our friends John and Ellen Trezevant’s property. This Syrah’s expression is strongly individual: lighter than most in body and alcohol, it has very deep color, vibrant acidity, and fresh aromas. This 2-acre site is a textbook Syrah vineyard: south-facing, steep, extremely rocky, granitic, well drained. The challenge here is getting the vines established in this extreme low-vigor, arid hot-spot, but the early results are highly promising. About 10% of the vineyard is planted Viognier, which has been co-fermented with the Syrah starting with the 2013 vintage.”

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