Syrah ‘Wild Boar’ is made by Andy Cook under his Consolation label. It is a full bodied, modern, lush style of Syrah with warm dark fruit flavours of damson and blackberry. Powerful on the pallet, yet fresh on the finish with savoury notes, Bovril and alluring spice notes of chocolate and sweet spice. The wild boar love to munch on the crop in this lovely vineyard, surrounded by cypress trees and cork oaks. An electric fence now protects the precious crop and the Syrah grapes remain intact. Following a gentle tank ferment, the wine was aged in oak casks for 12 months. Perfect with stew, BBQ or rather ironically, Wild Boar.
Andy Cook lived and worked in St Andrews for many years before moving to New Zealand to study the art of wine making. After a few years honing his skills there he settled in the picturesque town of Collioure in south east France. This is Basque country, rugged and beautiful, just like the man himself. Andy now has a new purpose built, modern winery which was built in partnership with legendary Roussillon producer, Phillip Gard of Coume de Mas. He always has several projects on the go but his main focus is Mas Cristine, an old estate which produces classic Cotes de Roussillon wines. Tramontane wines which focuses on easy drinking Southern French varietals and Consolation Wines which are small production wines made from the best parcels each year.