|Article:||2016 Syrah - Shiraz Green Label Diamond Collection Francis Ford Coppola|
|Growing area:||California, Central Coast|
|Category:||Red wine, dry|
|Producer:||Francis Ford Coppola|
|Grape variety:||99% Syrah, 11% Petite Sirah|
|Description:||Deeply crimson colour, intensive flavours of strawberries, plums and mineral tones in the nose. Opulent notes of crushed berries, cloves, wood and vanilla are found at the palate. Flavours of dark chocolate and peppery seasoning emphasize the long aftertaste.|
|Drink recommendation:||To lamb chops with rosemary, penne with brave Italian fried sausage, lentil stew, to steak or dish of wild game.|
Wine-growing estate: The well-known director Francis Ford Coppola bought a part of the formerly world-famous Inglenook Estate in the Napa Valley in 1979, founded 100 years before by the Finnish captain Niebaum. This had got too small now so that he only produces the flagship wines there. For the other wines he purchased the former chateau sovereign in the Sonoma Valley in 2007 to give them a durable home. The wines are anything but superficial Hollywood asterisks. They have a quite personal note, are full-bodied, perfectly balanced and long lasting.
Vineyard: Different from other wines in this category this Syrah-Shiraz is from three specific vineyards at the Central Coast, in addition it is blended with a small quantity Petite Sirah. Really elegant fruit is from the San Lucas Weinberg, which is oriented to the southeast of a hill and so escapes the afternoon heat. Less intensive hours of sunshine permit the grapes to ripen slowly over a longer time period. The grapes get that way more concentratedly and the intensive blackberry flavours develop. Grapes of the Paso Robles vineyard enclose raspberry flavours and a velvety texture while the Hames Valley Petite Sirah is bringing in depth and structure.
12-month maturity in French barrique.
|Country of origin:||USA, California|
|Company:||Francis Ford Coppola Winery|
|Address:||300 Via Archimedes Geyserville, CA 95441|
|Distributor:||Pacific Wine Company GmbH|
|Address:||Ampèrestraße 3-5, D-63225 Langen|