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Minimalist Wines Stars in the Dark Syrah 2021

13.5% abv

Vol- 75cl

The characteristic white pepper notes were, interestingly, detectable in the “Triple X” berries much earlier on than usual and have carried through to the wine. Ripening season was cool and lengthy yet, with their roots driven deep, the tenacious Syrah vines on these mature parcels bear minute, concentrated berries with electric, natural acidity.

With the unmistakable white pepper notes characteristic of Elim, this wine is intensely savoury, yet also floral. Proof that, despite harsh conditions – or even because of them – a beautiful outcome is always possible.

The wine is 100% Syrah and 100% whole bunch, meaning that everything in the vineyard contributes to the end result. (Even the farmer, who makes his own charcuterie, shows up in the wine’s wafts of smoked meat!)

The grapes were sourced from the same parcel as the 2018 vintage (Clone SH1) along with some from another of Elim’s oldest parcels (Clone XXX). As always, they were spontaneously fermented in the cellar and punch-downs were done with a gentle (freshly sanitized!) hand or foot. Then after ten months in 300L and 400L seasoned French Oak barrels, the wine was racked from its lees and bottled unfined.

£31.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 6 remaining

Minimalist Wines is all about making quality wine with minimal intervention. It’s about focusing on the varietals Sam Lambson, the winemaker, is passionate about (chiefly cool climate Syrah), about treating them gently in the cellar and then allowing nature to shine.

At heart, it’s about respecting the fruit by using what occurs naturally in each vineyard and letting it ferment spontaneously, so the unique and fascinatingly diverse microflora speaks for itself. Then, relying on old-school techniques – like foot stomping and whole-bunch fermentation – and barrelling the wine in subtly seasoned Oak that’s already had a few fills.

Reference #:
18067
Strength
13.5 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Shiraz / Syrah
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

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Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
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Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specifically requested to do so).

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If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively, you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

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