Enchant Trinity 2016
Enchant TRINITY is a deeply delicious wine blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre in the style of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
A good Châteauneuf-du-Pape is first and foremost a wine-lover's wine for which it has become famous; first in France, then in Australia where it is called a GSM and finally in the USA courtesy of wine critic Robert Parker through his praise for these wines.
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Enchanting dark garnet color with complex developing aromas of red licorice, blueberry, smoked meat and violets. Like the classic Châteauneuf Enchant offers the fruit flavors that most wine drinkers love so well, ranging from cherry and blueberry to deep, rich raspberry. Intense aromas of violets and other flowers, woven through with whiffs of earth and Provençal herbs. Great balance and a medium-long finish, it exhibits beautiful freshness, superb maturity, great fragrance, and full-bodied power.
Only 500 cases produced.
Vinification of the three Rhone-style wines that will make this blend takes place in small, temperature controlled, open-top stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 22 months. The blending for Enchant takes place after about six months in barrel as we feel it is better to blend the wines before the influence of the wood has progressed too far.
Enchant TRINITY is our name for this deeply delicious red wine blended from Grenache - providings a jam-like sweetness with warmth and mellowness, Mourvèdre - adding elegance and structure to the wine and Syrah - providing both color and spice flavors. These three varieties combine to produce a wine much more enchanting than each of them separately, hence our name "TRINITY" meaning "one+one+one".
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 30% new, 30% one use and the balance neutral.