2016 'Hans Estate' Syrah
Nesting Place: Hans Estate
Born of Hans Estate Vineyard, nested in the majesty of the East Osoyoos Bench. This vineyard is meticulously farmed by the hands of the "Hans" family, the site was planted in 2001 exclusively to Red cultivars. The site is defined by an intensive West-facing slope & deep sand (25 feet in certain locations) based soil structure. This perpetuates concentration & depth of character in the wines grown.
The Wine & Moment in Time:
This expression of Syrah captures the vintage of 2016. The 2016 vintage opened to a crawling start, which evolved into a brief window of intensive heat amplified by positioning in the Desert heat of Osoyoos. Harvest timing was consistent with Okanagan standards. Specifically cropped low at 2.5 tonnes per acre for optimal concentration of ripeness & structure.
A rugged yet beautiful expression of Syrah highly expressive of location & vintage. Aged for 31 months in 14 American Oak barrels. Expressive of black-berry fruit, molasses, smoked black-pepper & violet.
Based on the balance brought forth by 2016, this wine is both intensely structured & pleasure driven presently. Imbibe now through 2026. For instant gratification, decant as patience allows.