Syrah 'Wild Boar' Consolation 2021

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Producer: Consolation Wines
Country: France
Region: Languedoc - Roussillon
Sub Region: Cotes Catalanes
Grape Variety: Syrah
Additional Information: Vegan
Farming: Organic - Not Certified
ABV: 13.5%
Style: Red Wine
Classification: Cotes Catalanes IGP

Syrah ‘Wild Boar’ Consolation is a full bodied, modern, lush style of Syrah with warm dark fruit flavours of damson and blackberry. Powerful on the palate, 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.

Consolation wines were the brainchild of Andy Cook, who 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 southeast France. This is Basque country, rugged and beautiful, just like the man himself. Andy now has a purpose built, modern winery which was built in partnership with legendary Roussillon producer, Phillip Gard of Coume de Mas. The winery always has several projects on the go, but it’s focus is Mas Cristine, an old estate which produces classic Cotes de Roussillon wines. The Consolation wines are predominately made from the older vines within the Mas Cristine estate. The range fluctuates to showcase the best parcels each year and production is very limited. It is an electric range of wines which are bottled as single varietals to show off the grape variety and explore the potential of each grape variety each year.

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