Petit Sirah LEGACY

   Characterized by aromatic balance, between black and ripe fruits, with a little coffee, tobacco, caramel, and rich oak. Its taste is soft, appealing, long and caressing, and its texture is rich, harmonious and majestic.

Wine Details

100% Petite Sirah, 2014, The Petit Sirah grapes were harvested from a vineyard in the Ayalon Valley, characterized by microclimate conditions due to its special location. A strict growth regime on an open landscape enables penetration of light, while at the same time diluting clusters achieved an excellent grape harvest with a high concentration of flavors and aromas. The area enjoys a significant difference between average daily temperatures and cool night temperatures, which also contributes to the quality of the grapes., Mechanical, During cold night hours., From day of release but further maturation is recommended.

Wine production process

The Petit Sirah grapes were harvested mechanically at night from their respective vineyards and arrived at the winery in the early morning. Following a gentle crush the grapes were transferred into a chilled stainless-steel tank for a day of cold soaking prior to the onset of alcoholic fermentation. Upon completion of the cold soaking the alcoholic fermentation process began and was maintained at a temperature of 28°C. Throughout the fermentation, varying pump-over regimes were employed for the optimal extraction of color, flavor, aroma and tannins. Following the alcoholic fermentation process, the wine was left in contact with its skins for an additional three days of extended maceration. Upon completion of the extended maceration, the grapes were slowly pressed at low pressures, into a stainless-steel tank for the malolactic fermentation process in order to stabilize and soften the wine. Upon completion of the secondary fermentation, the wine was racked into new French oak barrels for an 18-month maturation period.
Following this maturation period, the wine was bottled and continued to mature for 10 additional months in the winery’s cellar prior to its market release.

Harvest Details

  • Brix: 26.1
  • Acidity (g/L): 5.8
  • pH: 3.66

Analysis Details

  • Sugar (g/L): Dry
  • Alcohol (%): 14.9
  • Acidity (g/L): 6
  • pH: 3.63